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.
A variation on Telephone to practice writing the alphabet.
'Haetataki' means 'fly-swatter' in Japanese. This is a competitive game that forces students to listen carefully while practicing both telling time and numbers in general.
Students listen to the ALT and use a code to convert numbers to letters. Then they have to compete to guess what word the letters spell.
A rhythm game to practice days of the week.
'HAWD' stands for "How Are What Do". Students take turns asking each other a variety of questions to get four-in-a-row on the blackboard grid, and score points for their team.
Review the order of the alphabet with a simple but challenging activity.
The class listens to a group of students announce in unison what they want to be. The class must listen carefully to and try to decode each student's occupation.
Students compete in rows to score points for being the first team to relay celebrity birthdays back to the ALT.
Students choose between various popular characters to slowly whittle down which is the most popular.
Students practice the phrases "Where do you want to go?" and "I want to go to ~" in an exciting dice rolling game.
Students try to balance the object on their body part while practicing the corresponding vocabulary.
Students play an adapted version of the popular drinking game (a point that should NOT be made in class).
In this game, students secretly draw pictures on cards and try to guess the artist of each card. Students learn to understand, ask, and respond to simple questions of ownership/possession.
Children color animals according to the ALT's instructions.
Students play Karuta to help them understand the way letters work.
Students learn a little about other countries, their food and famous places through playing a modified version of shinkeisuijaku (pairs).
Students will try to "collect" apples by playing janken and asking "How many apples?"
Students move to the left or right side of the classroom depending on what they can or cannot do.
Students will use trading cards to give their classmates three hint quizzes using "I study ~." Students who guess correctly get the card from their classmate.
Teaches the hours (eg. one o'clock, two o'clock, etc.) and review numbers.