Let's play baseball. Don't use my bat.

  • Invite Your Friend to a Concert

    based off of New Horizon 2 p.115 (prep time: less than 5 mins)

  • Blindfolded Maze - Giving Directions (LT2 U8)

    Maze activity for Let's Try 2 Unit 8 or to practice giving directions at any level.

  • What do I do here?

    A speaking and reading activity that is a combination of where and command grammar points

  • Command BINGO

    A ridiculous 5x5 bingo sheet with 24 different imperative commands.

  • Fill in the blank

    Students will compete to create creative imperative sentences!

  • "I want you to OO" Janken

    Teams translate sentences into English, janken with teachers, and the loser does the task in the sentence.

  • "Do you...?" Interview Bingo!

    Easy interview style Bingo! Students will design their own questions and ask classmates!

  • Around the Town Cards

    This is a fairly versatile and beautiful deck of cards that is easily adaptable to a fair number of traditional card games for English lessons. From games like SNAP! and Speed (Spit) to GoFish!

  • Food Stalls Roleplay

    This activity allows students to practice transactional English in a free-form roleplay.

  • New Horizon 1 Unit 9 Think Globally, Act Locally

    Online Kahoot game for review of New Horizon 1 unit 9. It contains the review of the scenes and stories in the unit and the grammars.

  • Sugoroku Board Game with Gestures

    Students can enjoy making their own unique board and doing gestures.

  • Just Do it Board Game

    A simple board game that could be enjoyed by 1st graders

  • Classroom Commands

    A poster for your classroom to help your students remember what you are telling them to do!

  • Safety Sign Karuta

    A Karuta game that avoids Covid restrictions by going digital

  • Commands Art

    Zip file of 11 command illustrations.

  • Don't Be Careful! KARUTA

    Karuta game for ichinensei/imperatives using signs

  • School Sheriff

    Activity based on the Sheriff of Nottingham board game to practice "How many?" and plurals. Also uses "Show me" and "What's this?" Very complicated, but very fun.

  • Touch Command

    Students play Janken and touch the body part listed on the card.

  • Imperative Blindfold Drawing

    Shout out the imperative your blindfolded teammate is trying to draw before anyone else to gain a point for your team.

  • 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.

  • Lets Janken

    This is a simple game that has students make "let's" sentences and enjoy playing janken.

  • Move The Baton

    Students race in groups to figure out the gesture the teachers perform.

  • Do or Don't

    Students practice the Imperative by completing a worksheet.

  • Let's Have Fun

    Students find their match using 'Let's' and 'use' dialogues.

  • Dont Go Attack

    Students play the game Attack 25 or Attack 16 and practice using the words 'Don't' and 'Go'.

  • Jump

    The ALT says a number and the students must jump that many times.

  • Doctor Dodgeball

    Students play Japanese dodgeball in a civil manner by destroying each other with polite words.

  • Simon Says

    A game in which students perform actions according to the teacher's commands, but only if the command is followed by the phrase, "Simon says."

  • Janken Gestures

    Students play rock-paper-scissors and practice the Classroom English vocabulary. This activity works best with Total English but fits with most textbooks.

  • Words of Wisdom

    Students practice "if" by giving advice to their classmates.

  • You Must Commands

    Short pair activity. Good as a warm up.

  • Do Freeze

    Students walk around and suddenly 'freeze' when the music stops.

  • Catch

    Students practice imperatives by catching or not catching a tennis ball.

  • Imperative Bingo

    This is just a simple bingo game that practices Imperative phrases.

  • Kings and Queens

    Students practice imperative form by giving orders to their classmates.

  • Follow the instructions

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

    1. Fernand July 8, 2022

      Hello guys. I want to share with you an activity to practice imperative. I call it the "Penalty Game". I made a worksheet with 12 squares. Each square has a penalty. For example: "jump 10 times", "Draw a hippo on the the blackboard", "write the ALT's name in Kanji on the blackboard", or " dance Sekai no Owari". These is a viral video on Tik Tok that all students know. I try to be updated with tik tok or in order to make fun lessons for the kids. 1/3

    2. Fernand July 8, 2022

      2/3 the students have to play janken, and the winner have to give the order. After the other student perform the penalty, the winner sings the loser's worksheet. Tell them not to be so loud, otherwise it can become a bit wild lol.

    3. Fernand July 8, 2022

      3/3 I normally do this for 10 min. After that I check if they understand the point. Once they get it, i told them that i want to know about the school rules. I want them to say things like: "Wear masks", "don't talk during lunch", "come to school at 7:50". Last 10 min I ask them to write these rules. You can use this activity for 2nd (have to) and 3rd grade (I want you to). Let me know how did it go.

    4. UonumaRobert July 8, 2022

      The one that goes with the song Habit right? I'm always looking for simple new dances to use in lessons. Thanks for pointing it out.

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