Salesmen: Students sell random products to one buyer. If their product gets bought, they get a point and become the next buyer.
Signs Movie Quiz, The: Students watch a short love story in which 2 bored office workers communicate between buildings using signs. What message comes next?
Simple but Great Bingo: Students listen to a story and write down words they recognize in bingo squares.
Sleeping Game, The: Students work together to put sentences in the right order.
Snakes and Ladders: A popular board game where students travel toward the goal via ladders while avoiding snakes, which send you back down towards the starting point. This game can be used for ranges ES-JHS.
Soto Hunt: Students think about their environment in English by going outside! What’s this madness you speak of?!?! English is not something that is ONLY learned in the classroom. You need to experience it, too. What’s that you say? Entire civilizations run on this complicated form of communication?
Space Invaders: Students review various grammar points while students take pop-shots at alien invaders drawn on the chalkboard.
Spoons: Students try and collect a set of cards and then grab a spoon.
Spoon Race: A-balancing-a-marble-in-a-spoon race.
Sumo Vocab: Students battle out to see who is the Yokozuna of vocabulary.
Super Mario Review: This is essentially a board game that is made to look like an early Mario video game level.
Super Mario Typhoon: Students review what was studied in the year with a fun, 48 question Power Point quiz based on Mario.
Summer Paradise Song: Students listen to the song "Summer Paradise" by Simple Plan and fill in the blanks on the worksheet.
Sweden: This is an activity for advanced 2nd years or 3rd year students. The handout teaches them about Sweden.
Take or Give: This game can be used to practice any grammar point and requires minimal prep. It involves the students answering questions to get points. However, they don`t know whether the points are positive or negative until they decide to take them for themselves or give them to the other team.
Talking with Foreigners: Students use Japanese culture-based questions to stimulate conversation using different grammar points. This is not rehearsed or grammar specific, so students must think and culminate what they have learned and apply it to a conversational situation which they may come across in Japan.
T&T: "T&T" stands for Tsunami and Typhoon, and it is a great review activity for any level students. The rules are easy and the game is as fun as the teachers and students make it.
Text Message English: Internationalization! Let kids have fun deciphering English text message language.
Three Hints Food Quiz (wrksht only) - A fun, food themed three hints quiz. Great questions for beginners warmup or game.
Time Hunters: Students travel around a game board collecting times on their cards for various daily routine verbs.
Tongue-Twister Challenge: Students read tongue-twisters as fast as they can as many times as they can.
Translation Relay: Students compete in small groups to translate Japanese sentences into English, relay style.
Triple O: Students receive four vocabulary words. Once they figure which word doesn't belong, they write 1 sentence as to why the word doesn't belong.
Typhoon: Students answer various English questions in hopes to choose a square from a grid and receive points while trying to avoid the evil typhoon squares.
Typhoon Pirates: This is basically a variation on the popular Typhoon Game point-scoring system here on Englipedia, except the theme in this activity is set around pirates. It can be used whenever a game requires some kind of point-scoring system.
UFO Attack!: Students must answer questions to move the UFO away from their base. Different grammar points can be used to help review current material.
UK Map: (Wrkst Only) A great map that can be printed on A3 paper and used for quizes, self-study or crosswords!
Unmix!: Students unscramble a set of words and then use those words to play a simplified game of famous board game, Scrabble.
Useful Classroom Vocabulary: (Wrkst Only by Priscilla Westra) A fantastic list of expressions for students and AETs alike!
Uso Baseball:The students play a baseball-themed game like "two truths and a lie" where they describe themselves.
Verbal Concentration: Students take turn reading the card in their hand and trying to match it to the same card held by one other student in the classroom.
Verb Uno: Students play Uno while practising verb conjugation.
What Do You LIke To Do: In pairs, students ask "What do you like doing?" and answer with the information on their card.
What Is This Used For: A matching memory card game.
What Time Word Search Puzzle: Students find and circle the underlined word.
Wipe That Smile Off Your Face:I use this game for kindergarten (幼稚園) and ES 1st grade (小1年). It works well as a fun warm up. You could possibly use the game in higher up classes, but its just for fun.
Word Finder: A simple yet addictive and competitive word finder game.
Word on the Street: Based on the popular boardgame, students spell words and compete to see who can get 3 markers the fastest.
Writing Comics: This activity is for students who have a pretty good handle on English. It motivates students that otherwise wouldn't want to free-form write and makes for a short and fun writing activity.
Wrong Trousers, The: Students watch the film of the ‘Wrong Trousers’ with Wallace and Gromit and respond to some questions.
Year End Quiz: Team battle in a Jeopardy style review.