Problem Solving

Skills Development

Description: Develops students' problem-solving skills.

Top 5 activities
  • Code Breakers ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word. 7
  • 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
  • Are you From DokoDoko? Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures. 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. 2
  • Collaborative review of New Crown 1 This is a review of the first 40 pages of NC1. A collaborative lesson where all members of each group have a role. Students need to work together to complete the task. 1
Recent activities
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Bus Directions

Students work at a hotel front desk giving "customers" written directions to various sites around the city using a bus route map. (Review of New Crown 2 & 3 We're Talking 1)

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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus SONG ACTIVITY

A fun Christmas activity for listening, reading, and writing. San-nensei.

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Kidnap

A game to get the students to practice the four parts of learning (reading, writing, talking and listening) while trying to find out who kidnapped Miki Ando.

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"Does he/she" Guess-the-character Game

Students compete to guess as many characters as they can by asking "Does (pronoun) (verb + object)?" questions. This uses the characters in the Sunshine textbooks.

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The Ogasawara Islands - Word search

This is a word search using the story about The Ogasawara Islands

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Preppy Shapes

A fun point-based competition between groups aimed at reviewing the students' knowledge of shapes and prepositions.

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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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Fountain Of Youth

In teams, students try to piece a story together.

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Neighborhood Race

Blindfolded kids are guided by their teammates through a map to find a place. This game uses the directions: right, left, up, down, back and stop.

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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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Day At The Zoo

This is a classic logic puzzle. The students must read and understand the relative pronoun sentences in order to solve the puzzle.

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Mr. Bump

Blindfolded students are guided through an obstacle course while listening to their partner's directions to avoid 'dangerous' desks.

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Land Of The Blind

Students work in pair teams; one blindfolded while the other issues commands to move around the room and avoid getting caught by the Oni (Devil) team.

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The Sleeping Game

Students work together to put sentences in the right order.

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Who kidnapped Miki Ando?

Students translate Perfect Present sentences from Japanese to English in order to solve the mystery of who kidnapped Miki Ando.

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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.

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New Horizon 2, page 78 "Which bus goes to...?"

A pair activity that allows students to practice giving directions in a real world situation.

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I'm looking for the... New Horizons 1, page 100

A pair activity that allows students to practice speaking to their partners in a real world situation.

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Karuta Collection

A collection of 12 word files with different Karuta cards.

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Halloween Jeopardy

Jeopardy game to help your students learn about the ancient Halloween mysteries.

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Collaborative review of New Crown 1

This is a review of the first 40 pages of NC1. A collaborative lesson where all members of each group have a role. Students need to work together to complete the task.

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Code Breakers

ALT reads a series of numbers and students must convert them to letters to figure out the secret word.

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Are you Anpannman?

This is a simple game in which the students become a member of the Sazae-san family. The goal of the game is find the other characters and make Sazae-san's family.

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Are you From DokoDoko?

Students ask each other "Are you...?" questions and collect signatures.

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ABC Dominoes

A simple ABC game where students match upper/lowercase domino letters.

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Get it

Students listen for their card to be called and rush to collect toys.

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Flashcard Police

An engaging strategy for practicing tedious memorization. As an alternative to the “read-and-repeat”, it works best with younger students but can be altered for older students.

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Drawing Dash

You show 'drawers' a secret flashcard. They draw it, and their team guesses. How many can they guess in one minute?


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