Warm-up

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Description: The teacher can use this activity to start a class.

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Band Guess

Students try to guess the name of the band from pictograms.

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Cross Out Spelling Relay

Students take turns in teams to spell out a word the instructor calls out by crossing out a letter on their team

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Eraser Get

This is a quick and easy vocab review 'game' for 1st grade past tense verbs. Ideal for a quick review before doing a writing exercise.

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Famous People Introductions

A shiritori type game where students race to write sentences about famous people.

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Yamanote Line

Students pound on their desks and while practicing various English target vocabulary.

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Body Discovery

A row race where students attempt to fill in as many body parts on a stick figure, within five minutes, as possible.

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English Phrases

Students study basic useful English phrases. It works best for first year students, but it is recommended for second and third year students as well if they don't already know the phrases.

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Winter Break Bingo

Students ask each other if they did different activities over Winter Break. If the answer is "yes," they sign their names under the activity. The first student to have a Bingo wins.

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Listening Bingo

A fun and challenging listening-based bingo game.

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Ping Pong Pang

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

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Shaped Animals

Animals made out of geometric shapes for practicing shapes and counting.

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Halloween Karuta

some cute Halloween-themed cards to use in class along with a complimentary vocabulary list of the cards.

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English Tongue Twisters!

This is a worksheet I made for my JHS 2nd years to have fun with English tongue twisters while still focusing on important sounds.

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Spot the Dog

Powerpoint for practicing up, down, left and right

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Snakes and Ladders NEW CROWN 1 Review

This is a review game for lesson 5 New Crown 1

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Birthday Present Memory Game

"What do you want for your birthday?" Memory Game

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Spot the Number

This is a number version of the game "Spot it" (also known as "Dobble")

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Dondake Money

Students blindly bet money they can spell words correctly.

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What is this? What is that? Guess the Sound

Play random sounds and have students in groups guess what they are.

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Forest Creatures

A poster to practice 'How many animals do you see?'

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Occupations Relative Pronouns Karuta and Stuff

Practice the 'who' relative pronoun

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Criss Cross

Students race to answer questions in hopes of sitting down before their friends.

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Jump

The ALT says a number and the students must jump that many times.

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World Weird Festivals

This activity can be a sort of quiz game for the students while practicing the "I think (that)... sentence pattern. Though it can be used with any other grammar lessons, like verb tenses.

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English Conversation Board Game

A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English.

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Pronunciation Pyramid Mummys

This activity is to help the students with difficult minimal pairs. It is a good warm

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Small Talk Board Game

A basic boardgame to practice making questions

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Simon Says

A game in which students perform actions according to the teacher's commands, but only if the command is followed by the phrase, "Simon says."

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Go Fish

Students walk around playing Janken and asking for target vocabulary cards.

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The Guests

Students listen to a scary story and reach for an eraser when they hear the target word.

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Week Time Race

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

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Printable playing cards

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

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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."

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Hidden Numbers Challenge

Find the hidden numbers and practice speaking them.

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You Have

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

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Get It Wrong To Win

Students must answer the questions wrong (but grammatically correct) to win!

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You Must Commands

Short pair activity. Good as a warm up.

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Weather Race

A speak and race activity. It could also be a writing activity.

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Basic Janken Race

Simple and adaptable pair activity

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Chalkboard Bingo

Students write words in their notebooks hoping to score a bingo.


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