The Magic Crayons

Professional teaching resources for preschool, kindergarten, grade 1, primary, elementary and ESL students

The Magic Crayons

We are a unique combination of four professional song writers living and working in Japan as preschool, kindergarten and elementary school English teachers. This teaching resources website contains all the materials that we use every week in our classes. We hope you find them as practical, fun and engaging in your classes as we do in ours.

Our friend Roberto the robot.


We have written 32 delightful songs for young learners of English for you to listen to, with lyrics and videos with funky dance moves. Our best selling songs are:

The clothing song
The days of the week
The shapes song.

All children's songs >>>


'Noteworthy New Album from The Magic Crayons' said iTunes Australia ! We have 2 albums with 16 tracks on each. We sell downloads on this website, plus physical CDs available through our friends at Amazon, and CDBaby. CDBaby offers discounts for multiple purchases. For larger orders please contact us for a quote.

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Teaching English in Japan means we get to work in all sort of schools. From a 630 pupil Montessori kindergarten, to dispatch work at 2-3 schools in a day. We need to keep our classes fun and engaging for students and ourselves. We wrote up all the games we use between us and came up with over 365 ! We have organised these by theme, and hope you find them useful. Our most popular pages are for:

Clothing games
Prepositions games
Family games

All games >>>

Lesson Plans

We teach a wide variety of classes here in Japan. There are an infinite amount of ways to teach regular classes, so we have instead posted our more specialist lesson plans for you to use. Our most popular pages are:

Dr. Seuss, Go dog go
Dr. Seuss, Hop on pop
Dr. Seuss, In A People House
Games and songs for 0-2 year olds

All lesson plans >>>

Flash Cards

Delightful and exclusive flash cards all drawn by Tim from The Magic Crayons. Available in English (US/UK), Spanish and Japanese. Our most popular pages are:

Clothing flash cards
Transport and vehicles flash cards
2D shapes flash cards

All flash cards >>>

Clip Art

Clip art for Teachers. Professional quality color, black and white vector png graphics at 300dpi. Use these to create your own teaching materials or Teachers Pay Teachers products.

Clothing and accessories
Food and cutlery

All clip art >>>


Templates, downloads, and photos of our popular crafts. Easy to teach and as busy teachers ourselves require minimum preparation.

3D transport craft
Sound sandwich noise maker
Classroom aquarium / fish tank craft

All crafts >>>


We promise 100% satisfaction. If you don't absolutely love it, we'll take it back! say Dazzle who produce all our delightful merchandise. All our clip art is now available on a multitude of customizable products.

Cars, boats and planes
Computer icons
Optical illusions

All merchandise >>>

Teachers Pay Teachers

All our clip art, craft templates, songs, flash cards, numeracy and literacy materials are now available in Teacher Pay Teachers: Join TpT here, visit our store in TpT - Tim Sensei (Members only), browse our TpT catalogue

T-shirts for girls, boys, men, women

All our t-shirts for kids >>>

Technology Blog

ICT, classroom technology, pedagogical tips, and academic readings.

Flipped classrooms
English language Apps
Software for teachers

All posts >>>


Photos of The Magic Crayons performing live in Japanese Kindergartens and Preschools.


Numeracy games, activities, how-to teaching videos

Minions maths mat
Robot shapes counting activity.

English and phonics

From Summer 2015
Letter families
Jolly Phonics videos


Discover the fantastic team that is The Magic Crayons
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