Top 5 activities

- Under the Sea A poster with lots of fish to practice 'how many do you see?' 2
- Small Talk A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students 1
- ABC and abc Window Game The students pick which windows to open and try to guess the hidden letter 1
- Ghost Leg Students practice the alphabet by playing a bingo game based on "amida kuji," which means "ghost leg." 1
- Shaped Animals Animals made out of geometric shapes for practicing shapes and counting. 1

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##### Make A Face

Students connect numbers to the correct phrases and finally to the appropriate pictures.

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##### Magical Cards

This is a mathematical card trick that is good for introducing numbers and mystifying your students.

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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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##### 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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##### 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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##### 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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##### Call a Celebrity

Students choose a celebrity then try to guess who their partner chose by asking them their phone numbers.

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##### Clock and Time Cards

Students try to find their pair by asking, "What time is it?" and answering, "It's ~~."

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##### Discovery Chance

Students (in 2-person teams) take their chances to discover their opponents’ hidden spots while they’re using the appropriate target language of the day.

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##### What Time Is It, Mr Wolf?

This game is exactly like the 'Red light, green light' game. Students practice asking the time and listening to the ALT count while trying to make it across the room.

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##### Number Bingo (Hi, friends 1)

Students review numbers 1-20 by writing them on the Bingo worksheet and listening to the teacher call them out.

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##### Guess How Many

Students go to different stations in the classroom and try and guess how many items are in a bag/container at each station.

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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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##### Vocabulary Wars

This is a vocabulary battle that can be used with any small set of vocabulary. It is great for younger classes, but can work with any grade.

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##### Guess The Number

Students have to try to guess a number from within a set range. The less guesses, the more the points.

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##### Portrait (Funny Drawing Activity)

This activity can be used as a practice for "How many ~?" lesson. Students have a good laugh at their final outputs. Activity can be done by pair or small groups.

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