ABC Mix-up

A game to approach the alphabet in a different manner than repeating the song over and over again. The teacher can really get into this one as the more animated and cartoon or clown-like the teachers actions are generally get a better response from the class. Time: (depends on how many letters are mixed up) average 4-5 min. Materials: Magnetized […]

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“Save” Man

It’s Hangman, but references to suicide are highly avoided in Japan for a number of reasons. Good for a medium to small sized class, unless the picture is huge and setting up multiple teams to play is comfortable for the teacher to manage. Time: Materials needed: Chalk Simple image idea The students are able and prompted to spell out words […]

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Corners

Corners allows the students to practice recognition and comprehension of a category of vocabulary (such as food, animals, feelings, etc.) as well as get up and run about the room for a bit. Time: Each round may take between 2-3 minutes. (10-15 sec. run about time, *”how are you” to each corner, Get students to ask you, flip and reveal, reset and play […]

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