Junior High School

In Japan, Junior High School consists of 3 grades. Students are usually between 12 and 15 years old. English is a full, required subject and consists of speaking, listening, reading, and writing practice. Much of the curriculum is designed around the grammar points and vocabulary used for school entrance exams.

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My Dream School

Students create their own school virtual school along with their dream rules.

Can You Find A Pair

Students ask each other "Can you..." questions until they find their pair.

5 W's & H

Students practice asking and answering questions using the 5Ws and H question words.

Relative Pronoun Matching

A find your partner game where students use slips of paper to complete a relative sentence.

Fairy Tale Mad Libs

Students create hilarious stories by filling in missing verbs, adjectives and nouns based upon the classic stories of Cinderella and Momotaro, the Japanese version of Disney

Connect A-B-C

Review the order of the alphabet with a simple but challenging activity.

Memory Challenge

This activity has two parts: 1.) Students aim to remember a series of sentences, 2.) Students use the grammar and a constructed picture to describe a holiday scene to their class.

Horoscope Review

Students review first year grammar points by playing Janken and finding their horoscopes.

Infinitive Poker

This activity is a high stakes card game that gets kids using infinitives.

Washing His Face

Students practice using present progressive sentences and reviewing

Seasonal Food (Shun) Game

Students guess the seasonal foods of Japan using passive voice.

Janken Swap

A card game where students janken and win cards from their opponents.


Match the cards with the 'Why' question to the 'Because' answer, followed by a short interview game.

Tic Tac Bingo

Students practice listening to present perfect sentences while playing bingo according to questions the ALT/JTE ask.

Popularity Contest

Students choose between various popular characters to slowly whittle down which is the most popular.

World Tour Game

Students practice the phrases "Where do you want to go?" and "I want to go to ~" in an exciting dice rolling game.

What's Wrong? Board Game

Students play a board game to practice telling each other about their ailments and giving each other advice.

Ping Pong Pang

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

Superhero Powers

Students write a description of a superhero and then try to draw their friend’s superhero.

Shadow Guess

A silhouette quiz with the entire class followed by a similar quiz done in pairs.


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
  • Almost Pokemon Battle Game This is a write and race activity the students play in groups. 4
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 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
  • "How long have you...?" Bingo Students practice the question "How long have you ____?" by playing bingo with each other. 3
  • Uno Like Card Games A speaking activity based on the Uno Card Game. The same deck can also be used to play Go Fish 3
  • ALMOST MARIO KART Powerpoint Game The students work together as a team to answer the teachers question in fun class race. I added one for Passive Voice. 3
  • Are you From DokoDoko? Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures. 3
  • Twisted Pictionary Students have ten seconds to draw a picture and have their teammates guess it. 3