Junior High School

School Level

Description: Aimed at junior high school students.

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
  • MRI Quiz A cool creepy looking quiz for practicing 'What's this?' 6
  • Magic Quiz A family feud style quiz game 6
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet. 5
Recent activities
Memory (Card Game)

Like the classic game memory, but with pictures and words. Pattern practice for -er comparatives.

100 Yen Shop

Students guess which items are 100 yen or antiques.

3 Cats

Students practice (or are introduced to) plural nouns by finding easy words in a word search, then reporting how many of each word they have found.

Paper Janken

Students practice asking and answering "Which is your favorite, A or B?" (or which do you like?) and play a modified version of janken.

Magical Cards

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

Christmas Points Game

Simple powerpoint to review material with a christmas theme

Introducing Characters

Students mingle and exchange character cards whilst introducing the characters to their friends. The aim is to try to find out the relationship of as many characters as possible within 8 minutes.

Household Chores

Students do a survey in class to see how often they help their mother around the house.

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)

Preposition Pictionary

This game is played like you would Pictionary, except all the cards are in the form of prepositions.


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

May I Take Your Order?

Students act as waiters, playing janken and taking orders to see who can make the most money in this quick and easy to set up game!


Students aim to remember multiple "May/Could I ~" sentences.

Dumb Jokes

A worksheet for practicing indirect questions

Best Sentence

A judge will decide after hearing each slip of concluding sentences which one is the funniest or most interesting.

Fruit Basket "Have You Ever...?"

A fun game played with a circle of students in chairs.

Flash Card Telepathy Game

I usually use this to practice school subjects and week days

Would You Like To Interview

Students try to ask 16 other students "Would you like to..." questions.

Dice Station

A group game where students take turns calling out stations and giving directions while trying to win points.

Take the Train Game

Board game to practice "Change trains at _____" "Get off at ______ station." "Take the _______ line."

Greetings Board Game

Somewhere in the 1st year textbook, students have to learn how to give reactions and learn appropriate responses. This is a fun game for students to practice responses as they try to win the game.

Can I Play Janken?

Students try to get bingo by asking for favors/permission using 'Can you/Can I...' questions.

Can you find the picture in the textbook?

Students search their textbook for pictures that match the criteria and then write a quiz for their classmates.

Gesture Quiz Game

I usually use this gesture game to introduce present continuous.

What are animals doing GAME

A point get game for practicing the present progressive.

Continuous Guessing

This is a Guess Who-style game using cards and point tokens.

Invite Me Baby

Students aim to understand the grammar and form a free dialogue around various questions.

It's About Christmas

A Christmas-themed worksheet activity where students learn Christmas vocabulary and create sentences with prepositional phrases.

Make a Monster

Students use present tense plural verbs to form sentences to describe an original monster.

Oh No! Bingo

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

Past Tense Dice Game

This is a board/dice game that practices the irregular and regular past tense verbs. Students make one sentence each time they land on a square.

Mystery Burger, Please

Students learn how to order various fast food items then customize their own dialogue to practice with their friends.

Where's The Pickle?

A fun activity based on the Christmas tradition of finding the pickle ornament on the Christmas tree.

Time And Weather

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

You Decide T/F

The ALT reads 4 sentences and the students have to decide which sentence is false. In groups, students write their own sentences and the other students have to find the liar.

Band Guess

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

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

Drawing Comparatives "-ER~THAN"

Students draw three sets of two comparatives according to the descriptions under each. Adjustable for superlatives.

Pencils and Bombs Review Quiz and Profile Game

A quiz review game and then a writing activity.

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus SONG ACTIVITY

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


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