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 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.
A blindfolded student is guided by his peers to his chosen destination.
A quick activity. it is useful for practicing present and past progressive.
A rock scissors papers card collecting game useful for practicing various simple sentences.
A quick activity useful for practicing simple questions and answers. I usually use it for 'What's this?'
Three variations. One quiz with three hints and random points, a second quiz with just silhouettes and a third quiz with people
A short activity for practicing simple be verb sentences
Students read a self-introduction from one of their classmates, then the class guesses which student it's from.
This card trick will leave your students breathless but it only works if they know how to spell numbers 1-10.
Students practice imperatives by catching or not catching a tennis ball.
This listening activity is for helping students catch the difference between "teen" and "ty" at the end of numbers.
Students race to be the fastest to touch the body part explained by the ALT.
Three choice quizzes I use when first start at schools. Might be useful for other ALTs from Canada.
Students draw animals using the shapes they are taught. This is a very easy and basic activity which teaches students to recognize shapes in animals.