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.
Students who hit the other team with the ball try to guess the day of the week on their back.
Students wear "crowns" with picture/word flash cards on them and walk around trying to figure out what they are wearing.
Alphabet Snakes and Ladders helps students recognize the letters of the Alphabet, review colors, and learn the vocabulary that goes with each letter.
Fast paced recognition game to learn the alphabet.
Students line up along a wall. Using English they order themselves from the student with the earliest birthday to the student with the latest birthday.
Students walk around and suddenly 'freeze' when the music stops.
Two ways to practice the alphabet with small cards.
A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students
Students practice speaking English and countries' name while they move around the world.
Make public speaking and introductions fun.
Students listen to the subjects their classmates like to study and memorise.
Students compete in rows to destroy magnetic castles and capture flags in a quiz style game.
Students travel around game board collecting times on their cards for various daily routine verbs.
Students have to try to guess a number from within a set range. The less guesses, the more the points.
This uses a 5 x 5 game to practice days and subjects
Students practice saying various animals by choosing can't-be-seen cards from a Jeopardy-formatted chalkboard.
This activity can be used as a practice for "How many ~?" lesson. Students have a good laugh at their final outputs. Activity can be done by pair or small groups.
Students introduce themselves and collect signs from other members of the class
Two powerpoint stories for very young classes
Students play the famous UNO card game while practicing saying the names of ten shapes in English.