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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Balancing Act

Students try to balance the object on their body part while practicing the corresponding vocabulary.

Ping Pong Pang

Students play an adapted version of the popular drinking game (a point that should NOT be made in class).

Your Monkey?

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.

Animal Coloring

Children color animals according to the ALT's instructions.

First Letter Phonics

Students play Karuta to help them understand the way letters work.

Eat See Visit

Students learn a little about other countries, their food and famous places through playing a modified version of shinkeisuijaku (pairs).

"How Many Apples?" Janken

Students will try to "collect" apples by playing janken and asking "How many apples?"

Pick a Side

Students move to the left or right side of the classroom depending on what they can or cannot do.

I Study English

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.

Monkey Time

Teaches the hours (eg. one o'clock, two o'clock, etc.) and review numbers.

Shaped Animals

Animals made out of geometric shapes for practicing shapes and counting.

Christmas Quiz and Krampus Attacks

Three activities rolled up together.

Halloween Karuta

some cute Halloween-themed cards to use in class along with a complimentary vocabulary list of the cards.

Spot the Dog

Powerpoint for practicing up, down, left and right

Baker Street Station

Students listen to a conversation between the ALT and HRT and practice the keywords from Eigo Note Lesson 5. The lesson introduces 3 famous London stations.

Birthday Present Memory Game

"What do you want for your birthday?" Memory Game

Draw the Object

Students practice drawing pictures based upon the preposition given.

Discovery Chance

Students (in 2-person teams) take their chances to discover their opponents’ hidden spots while they’re using the appropriate target language of the day.

The Speed Game

Students count as fast as possible in this relay race.


In this match up activity, students try to match katakanized English with their real English spellings/words.


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