Parts of Learning

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Top 5 activities
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 9
  • 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
  • Phonics Worksheets Students use simple phonics to read and match words to pictures. 3
  • 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. 3
  • Can you ~ ?_Telephone Skit JHS Year 1 Telephone skit. Grammar point is "Can you ~ ?" *request form 2
Recent activities
My Golden Week was ~~

A worksheet to accommodate the 2nd year Power-Up 1 activity in the Sunshine textbooks.

Have You Ever Interview

Introducing the question, "Have you ever ~ ?" and having students interview each other.

Infinitive Madlib

Students will (hopefully) make a funny story using the template of a Madlib that uses the target grammar.

Chalkboard Bingo

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

I have (just/already) point cards

Students try to get the most points by taking time cards and making sentences about what they've just/already done at that time.

Magic Box Scramble

Teams race to unscramble the Magic Box story. Then, they answer questions to receive 'magic words', which then forms a 'magic question' the teams must answer.

Food Wheel

Students make a food wheel to help them become familiar with the written words for different foods.

Will Interviews

This is a very basic, quick and easy "Will you ~?" interview game.

Opinion Interviews

Students review and learn new adjectives and then poll their classmates about different topics.


Students aim to think of many words associated with a topic.

"How was" Memory and Lesson Plan

Students practice using the phrase "How was" (How was your weekend, lunch, etc.) by playing question-answer memory and then writing their own "How was" questions.

Back To The Future

Lets students review simple past tense whilst introducing simple future tense.

Know Miffy

Students ask each other reduced relative clause questions to gather various peoples' names.

Weekend Diary

Students race to read and write sentences and complete the passage.

In A Dark Room

Students close their eyes and imagine the story you tell them. Upon opening their eyes, they complete a worksheet based upon their imagination.

English Makes Me Happy

Kids make groups of three and interview two friends by asking: "What makes you <adjective>?". Then, they introduce their friends to the class.

Brush ABC

Fast paced recognition game to learn the alphabet.

Self-Intro Worksheet

I use these worksheets for the first class of the year. One sheet is for first-year students, and the second one is for returning students.

How To Gucha

Students interview each other using "Do you know how to...?"

Who's Doing What?

This three-part activity starts with students listening to a dialogue between the JTE and ALT. Then they play Bingo and finish off with a writing exercise.

Time or Length Word Race

This is a word race game that has students trying to write long words in order to win the race.

Story Cards

Pairs of students listen to teacher read a bad and crazy fairytale. If they match, they win!

Funky Sentences

Students work in groups to formulate passive voice sentences following guideline keywords given by other students.

Anything To Eat

Students use Infinitive Verbs sentences to fill in a grid.

Famous Canadians and My Memories

A short quiz introducing the past tense of the be verb and also the when connection. A follow up writing activity.

Paper Airplane Introductions

Students read a self-introduction from one of their classmates, then the class guesses which student it's from.

Beginner's Poetry

This poetry writing exercise allows students the chance to express themselves via the beautiful language of poetry.


A dice rolling game to practice sentences with 'must' in them.

Let's Agree To Disagree

Students practice sentences to debate for/against a motion.

Cleaning The Haunted House

Two fun passive voice riddles that can be used after students learn to use the passive voice.

Fast Touch

Students race to be the fastest to touch the body part explained by the ALT.

How To Make Origami

An interview activity where students find out what their friends know how to do.


This game can be adapted for any grammar point. It encourages students to create, and say aloud a particular grammar point repeatedly.

Bye Bye Spelling

Students memorize words written on the chalkboard and write them as you randomly erase them.

Snoopy's Busy Month

Students read sentences and change the verb in parentheses to the past tense form.

English Class Rules

This is a relatively quick game to practice the must/mustn't grammar form while also reviewing verbs and basic rules of behavior in English class.

He Looks Terrible

The students look at pictures and listen to sounds, and then write sentences to describe what they saw/heard.

What Do You Think Of English

Students translate the adjectives into Japanese then ask each other their opinions.

Relative Matching

Students make sentences using 'that/which' Relative Pronouns.

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.


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