Supootsu o shimashou-let's play sports

Term 2, 2021. Lesson 5

Lesson Preparation: Print out 'Mr Sushi' cards and cut these apart. You will need enough cards for one per student.

Additional activity: 1x Momotaro colouring sheet per student. Colouring pencils.

Victorian Curriculum: Children are learning to:

  • identify Japanese words that are borrowed from other languages. (Japanese sports etc)

  • respond to classroom instructions.

  • respond to questions with single words and set phrases.

  • use greetings and farewells,


Greetings song including gestures. Ohayou (good morning), Konnichiwa (hello) , Sayounara (goodbye), Mata ne (seeya)

Greeting song-aisatsu no uta

usagi (rabbit) game

Sensei will call out a number in Japanese, students must hold up that many fingers as 'Rabbit Ears' and jump in the air like a rabbit.

partner talk- namae wa nan desu ka

We will revise the focus language above and the use of 'family name first'.

Eg. Watashi wa Ikeda Peta desu.

mr/MRS sushi game

Please print the sheet below and cut apart.

mr sushi.pptx

Each child will be given a card, THEY MUST KEEP THESE A SECRET! If you are given a card with a person on it you will keep your own name but if you recieve a card with a picture of a 'sushi' on it your name will be MR/MRS Sushi. When Sensei says start children will move around the room asking 'Namae wa nan desu ka?' and answering with their name. If they meet a 'MRS/MR Sushi' they must sit down. The last person standing is the winner.

Additional Activity (30 minutes)

Colour by number. Children will need 1x copy of the sheet below. They will also need colouring pencils.

Japanese Childrens Day Colour By Numbers.pdf

Children's Day Colour-by-number Colouring. Please print 1x sheet per child.

Children’s Day is a Japanese national holiday and celebrated on May 5th.

The day was originally called “Tango no Sekku” and celebrated boy’s day.

Since 1948, this festival has been celebrated by boys and girls. Momotaro and kintaro is a famous Japanese folk-tale which is celebrated at this time. Momotaro means 'Peach Boy' as he was born from a peach. One tradition on Children's Day is to hang carp kites in front of homes of boys and display samurai helmets. Kites often contain pictures of Momotaro as families hope their sons grow up to be as brave as Momotaro.

Below are the colours needed to complete the colour-by-number.

aka (red), midori (green), kiiro (yellow), ao (blue), murasaki (purple), chairo (brown), shiro (white), pinku (pink), haiiro (grey), orenji (orange), kuro (black), kin (gold), gin (silver).

Momotaro-peach boy