Elementary School

School Level

Description: Aimed at elementary school students.

Top 5 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
  • 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
Recent activities
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Doink

In this fast-paced gesture game, students throw a Doink ball around the room acting out various adjectives.

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Flash Card Telepathy Game

I usually use this to practice school subjects and week days

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Farm

Students practice saying various animals and colors by placing them on a giant farm.

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Oh No! Bingo

A tactical bingo game where bingo is bad. Students practice speaking as well as listening.

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First Phonics Lesson

This game gets them to associate letters with word sounds by having students generate English words in various categories that start with specific letters.

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Time And Weather

An information gap game where students ask each other the time and weather in different parts of the world.

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Band Guess

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

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Listening Race

Students listen to the teacher read Present Tense verb sentences and circle the correct picture.

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Oh No! Origami

Students answer questions or get folded.

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Character's Clothes

Students see a small part of a character (a piece of clothing or body part). They guess which character the clothing/body part belongs to.

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Schedule Tic-Tac-Toe

Using the classic game, kids practice school subjects, days of the week, and using both in the context of a sentence.

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Dot-to-Dot

Students listen to the teacher call out random numbers between 1-20 or 1-100 to complete dot-to-dot handout(s).

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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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Broom Ball

Students play imaginary baseball in the classroom without using bats, balls, or bases.

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Thumb War

Students practice numbers 1-10 or 10-100 using Thumb War.

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Original Juice

Students decide on a recipe, then go shopping for ingredients to make their very own Original Juice.

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Luck Time

A dice game practicing time and numbers.

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Rockets

Students race to rebuild their rockets by correctly answering the AET's questions.

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Famous Intros

Students match a famous person with the thing the famous person likes.

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Haunted House Making

A fun activity for practicing Halloween vocabulary.

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Country Race

Students race to find the spellings of each country and report it to their partner.

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Alphabet Telephone

A variation on Telephone to practice writing the alphabet.

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Haetataki

'Haetataki' means 'fly-swatter' in Japanese. This is a competitive game that forces students to listen carefully while practicing both telling time and numbers in general.

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Code Breaker

Students listen to the ALT and use a code to convert numbers to letters. Then they have to compete to guess what word the letters spell.

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We Will Rock You

A rhythm game to practice days of the week.

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HAWD - How Are What Do

'HAWD' stands for "How Are What Do". Students take turns asking each other a variety of questions to get four-in-a-row on the blackboard grid, and score points for their team.

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Connect A-B-C

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

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Stereo Noise

The class listens to a group of students announce in unison what they want to be. The class must listen carefully to and try to decode each student's occupation.

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Matsuko Deluxe Birthday

Students compete in rows to score points for being the first team to relay celebrity birthdays back to the ALT.

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Popularity Contest

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

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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.

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Balancing Act

Students try to balance the object on their body part while practicing the corresponding vocabulary.

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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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Your Monkey?

In this game, students secretly draw pictures on cards and try to guess the artist of each card. Students learn to understand, ask, and respond to simple questions of ownership/possession.

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Animal Coloring

Children color animals according to the ALT's instructions.

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First Letter Phonics

Students play Karuta to help them understand the way letters work.

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Eat See Visit

Students learn a little about other countries, their food and famous places through playing a modified version of shinkeisuijaku (pairs).

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"How Many Apples?" Janken

Students will try to "collect" apples by playing janken and asking "How many apples?"

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Pick a Side

Students move to the left or right side of the classroom depending on what they can or cannot do.


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