The Magic Crayons 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 they use every week in their classes. They hope you find them as practical, fun and engaging in your classes as they do in theirs.
Following the earthquake and tsunami disasters of 2011 they give 10% of all revenue from our Download Store to the charity Save The Children.


365 Free classroom games organized by theme. All are tried and tested in schools.
Top 3 themes

Lesson plans

The lesson plans The Magic Crayons use in their classes available for free. Also teachers guides and classroom management tips for teachers working abroad.


32 Songs for young learners of English. Songs organised by theme with videos and lyrics. Available to download or on CD with lyrics booklet.
Top 3 children’s songs
Days of the week
Shapes song
Hello song

Flash cards

Flash cards for the songs and more. All are drawn by Tim from The Magic Crayons. Available in English (US/UK), Spanish and Japanese.
Most popular flash cards
Clothing - Free
2D Shapes - English
Clothing - Spanish


2 Albums with 16 tracks on each to download. Physical CDs available from Amazon, and CDBaby. CDBaby (discounts for 2 or more CDs).
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Clip art

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


T-shirts, pens, bags, aprons, notebooks, and more with our robots and clipart.
We promise 100% satisfaction. If you don't absolutely love it, we'll take it back!
All artwork is by Tim of The Magic Crayons and available on flash cards, clip art, crafts, t-shirts, mugs and more.


Photos of The Magic Crayons performing live in Japanese Kindergartens and Preschools.
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Templates, downloads, and photos of our popular crafts. Easy to teach with minimum preparation.

Teachers Pay Teachers

All materials except lesson plans are available in Teacher Pay Teachers.
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English and phonics

A new page of English and ESL language materials, including an easy to use page of links to all the Jolly Phonics videos.
• All English language materials


Numeracy games, activities, and how-to teaching videos.
All maths activities

The Magic Crayons

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