Elementary School

In Japan, Elementary School consists of 6 grades with students' ages ranging from about 6 to 12. The frequency and level of English classes might differ a lot from area to area. English will become a full subject for grades 5 and 6 in 2020. Elementary classes usually center on speaking.

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Grabbing Guess

Students guess how many objects you have in your hand or a box.

Make A Face

Students connect numbers to the correct phrases and finally to the appropriate pictures.

'Be' Verb Fruit Basket

Students play the Japanese favorite Fruit Basket game using the verb 'to be'.

Printable alphabet themed wordsearch

A set of wordsearches with a list of words relating to each letter of the alphabet (work in progress)

Flash colours pairs memory game

*A twist on the classic memory game where you try to find matching pairs (and forgetting them 5 seconds later...)*

Paper Janken

Students practice asking and answering "Which is your favorite, A or B?" (or which do you like?) and play a modified version of janken.

Magical Cards

This is a mathematical card trick that is good for introducing numbers and mystifying your students.

Weather Chat

To complete a weather map of Japan, students interview each other.


In this fast-paced gesture game, students throw a Doink ball around the room acting out various adjectives.

Flash Card Telepathy Game

I usually use this to practice school subjects and week days


Students practice saying various animals and colors by placing them on a giant farm.

Oh No! Bingo

A tactical bingo game where bingo is bad. Students practice speaking as well as listening.

First Phonics Lesson

This game gets them to associate letters with word sounds by having students generate English words in various categories that start with specific letters.

Time And Weather

An information gap game where students ask each other the time and weather in different parts of the world.

Band Guess

Students try to guess the name of the band from pictograms.

Listening Race

Students listen to the teacher read Present Tense verb sentences and circle the correct picture.

Oh No! Origami

Students answer questions or get folded.

Character's Clothes

Students see a small part of a character (a piece of clothing or body part). They guess which character the clothing/body part belongs to.

Schedule Tic-Tac-Toe

Using the classic game, kids practice school subjects, days of the week, and using both in the context of a sentence.


Students listen to the teacher call out random numbers between 1-20 or 1-100 to complete dot-to-dot handout(s).


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