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

Parfait Buffet

Students get into groups and compete to make the most or best parfaits.

A-E-I-O-U Bingo Song

While singing along to the Bingo song, students sing the English vowels and practice giving their self-introductions.

Fruity Collection

Students walk around and exchange their picture cards with other students, with the goal of collecting many fruits that they like and giving away fruits that they don't like.

Alphabet Order War

Students stategically play alphabet cards in hopes to gain the most cards.

How Much Shopping

Students ask "How much is~?" to find out the prices of the items in this info gap activity.

Animals Go Whacko

Students learn animal names, movements, and sounds through this educational and fun tag game. This is a slight variation of the 'Safe Zone' game.

Eto

Students race to recall alphabet letters randomly written on the chalkboard.

Body Alphabet

Students form letters of the alphabet using their bodies.

What And Where

This game is similar to Go Fish, except a little more advanced. Students learn how to ask what and where questions while practicing animal and country names.

Monster Drawing

Students use their knowledge of English colors, numbers, body parts, and shapes (optional) to draw a monster based upon the ALT's description.

Super Mario Typhoon

Students review what was studied in the year with a fun, 48 question quiz based on Mario.

Ghost Leg

Students practice the alphabet by playing a bingo game based on "amida kuji," which means "ghost leg."

Who is Sazae's brother?

Students race to find the correct Sazae-san family member based on questions asked by the ALT.

Hot Seat

Students learn to familiarise themselves with numbers by running to sit in the correct chair.

Sum It Up

Students draw cards and say the number written. They then say the sum of the cards drawn.

Quick Draw

Students race to be the first person to 'shoot' their opponent's card in order to steal it.

Uso

Uso means lie. Students choose objects they don't like and try to make their partner believe they do like it.

Erasing The Phonic

This is a fast-paced game where the students listen, write and then erase.

Dont Guess The Number

A number guessing game where students try NOT to get the correct number. Reviews 0-100. (or any other range)

Alphabet Dice

A fun activity to reinforce memory of the alphabet.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Animals from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off various animals that are unique to (or native to) specific countries around the world. 2
  • Foods from Around the World A sleek and simple cultural presentation showing off traditional and famous foods from countries around the world. 2