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.

Newest activities

Spontaneous Interviews

Students aim to complete the interview task using the grammar point.

Characters Calling

This activity is to help students get familiar with speaking on the phone and inviting their friends out.

Alphabet Shopping

This is a shopping game using uppercase letters, the aim of which is to have children familiarise themselves with the letters in a non-patterned way.

Slap My Hand

Students practice saying the months or days while trying to stay in the game.

Week Time Race

Each student in turn says one day of the week in order. The class races to beat their time.

Printable playing cards

If you don't want to spend money on a bunch of card decks, print these out instead!

Sum Of 21

Students practice counting from 1-20 with a deck of cards.

Who am I? Quiz

A three-hint-quiz type of game where students have to guess the character being described. Perfect activity for We Can! 2 Unit 3 "He is Famous. She is great."

Zombies

Students become zombies to practice "I like ___.", "I like ___ too" and/or "I don't like ___.

Oh No! 100!

A worksheet to go with a simple counting game

Are you fine SIGN GAME

simple sign game to practice feelings

Memory Book

A powerpoint activity for practicing 'how many' and plural forms.

Doraemon Is My Brother

Students take a character card and roll a dice and say a sentence based on the outcome, e.g. "This is Godzilla, he is my dad."

Hidden Numbers Challenge

Find the hidden numbers and practice speaking them.

I Want To Be

Students exchange in a simple English question/answer conversation in a bid to gain or lose points.

Cutting Classes

Students A and B each have half of a school map. They play Janken in a race to finish their map.

Body Builder

Students learn how to recognize body parts by speaking and drawing the parts.

Emotion Basket

This is an activity for brand new students. It should make them more confident with their speaking.

You Have

Get students predicting and practicing "you have" in this rhythmical one-on-one game.

What Day Is It?

This is a simple fun game for practicing days of the week.

Textbooks

Top 10 Activities
  • Super Mario Christmas Blast A fun Christmas Mario-themed quiz game, where teams battle each other in a test of knowledge! Built off the original Super Mario Typhoon by Alexander Grant. 8
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 7
  • Hi, Friends 2! Review Board Game A bright and colorful boardgame that reviews the entirety of the Hi, Friends 2 textbook. 5
  • Christmas Blast Power Point Game This is a template that I made that can be filled in to make a review game for almost anything. Since the questions are able to be customized, this power point can work at any level. 4
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 4
  • Almost Pokemon Battle Game This is a write and race activity the students play in groups. 4
  • ABC Snakes And Ladders Alphabet Snakes and Ladders helps students recognize the letters of the Alphabet, review colors, and learn the vocabulary that goes with each letter. 2
  • Foods from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world. 2
  • Christmas Quiz and Krampus Attacks Three activities rolled up together. 2
  • Fiddle Sticks Students draw a stick from a cup and say the English word. The student with the most sticks at the end of the game/ end of the time limit is the winner. 2