Warm-ups

Top 10 Elementary Warm-ups
  • Cute Hand-drawn Phonics Chart (A-Z) A bright and cute hand-drawn phonics sheet covering the letters of the alphabet.
  • Mario Phonics Review B and V Powerpoint Game Warmups for reviewing contrasting phonic sounds B and V in a Mario Theme.
  • English Conversation Board Game A bright and colorful board game focused on getting students to converse in English.
  • Small Talk A dialogue modeled by the ALT and HRT or JTE and then mimicked by the students
  • 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."
  • ABC and abc Window Game The students pick which windows to open and try to guess the hidden letter
  • Country Matching Card Game and Quiz This is a powerpoint quiz meant as a lead in for a concentration style card game.
  • 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.
  • Shaped Animals Animals made out of geometric shapes for practicing shapes and counting.
  • Doink In this fast-paced gesture game, students throw a Doink ball around the room acting out various adjectives.
Top 10 Junior High Warm-ups
Newest Warm-ups
Past Simple Mystery Game "Who Dunnit"

A "Who Dunnit" game where the class are detectives and interview five students to solve a mystery

Shaped Animals

Animals made out of geometric shapes for practicing shapes and counting.

Stereo Game/ Shotoku Taishi

Group of kids speak/yell their target vocabulary while the rest of the class listens to them. The rest of the class must individually pick out who said what.

Past Tense Sentences Snakes and Ladders

Play "snakes and ladders" while making sentences using past tense

Country Matching Card Game and Quiz

This is a powerpoint quiz meant as a lead in for a concentration style card game.

What time do you get up?

A matching game where students walk around the classroom and find the person with the matching card.

Follow the instructions

This is a warmup exercise to get the students moving and thinking about English.

Karuta

A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card.

Phonics Fun

Students listen to the ALT pronounce words from the worksheet and choose the corresponding words in an 'amida' or 'ghost leg' activity.

Review - A winner never quits

A quick and simple warm up/ review activity for New Crown, page 8 (A winner never quits)

SasadangoMan

Alternative Hangman activity

Karuta: Can Convo

Different ways of playing karuta games

Simple Karuta

A game in which the teacher says a word or phrase and students race to slap the correct card.

Liar Liar

Students draw cards of target vocabulary and make a sentence. Other students guess if they are lying or not.

Pyramid Game

Students have to think of English words, phrases and sentences in order to help other students understand the mystery word.

Honeycomb Bees

Students compete against each other to name the flashcards and try to link their bees together.

Bye Bye Spelling

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

Snakes and Ladders NEW CROWN 1 Review

This is a review game for lesson 5 New Crown 1

Karuta: Alternative

Different ways of playing karuta games

Pronunciation tree S and TH

A short warmup activity for students to practice listening to difficult sounds.