Nihon ni ikimashou!- Let's go to Japan!
Please have your Hiragana chart.
Junior: Please print out 1 set of Hiragana font match up sheet per student. They will also need a glue stick and scissors
Senior: Please print out 1x Hiragana aiueo sheet per student. They will need a writing pencil and Hirgana chart.
Introduce mnemonics for the characters あいうえお
Classroom teachers - you may like to print these for classroom display.
あいうえお Mnemonic Flashcards
Aaaa! Can you find the A?
Eeels are swimming!
Uuu.. The dude with the food.
Ed the Pelican.
Ohhh! There are o's everywhere!
*Sensei will teach the students how to write the characters. They will use their yubi (finger), hiji (elbow), atama (head) and oshiri (bottom).
Whole Class Game - Around The World
Children will sit in a circle. One child will be chosen to 'start' the game by standing behind their chosen opponent. These two children will be the first two competitors in the game. Sensei will then hold up a card and the fastest of the two hands up then say the name of the character in Japanese is the winner. The winner will then move and stand behind the next person in the circle and they will then be given a question and so on. Children compete to see who can move the furthest around the circle (around the world!).