Supootsu o shimashou-let's play sports

Term 2, 2021 Lesson 5

Lesson Preparation: Print 1x 'People Match-up' activity per small group of 3-4 children (these will need to be cut apart ready for the lesson). Students will need a copy of the Hiragana Chart'.

Please print out 1 set of "tenten-mamru"(killer gorilla) flashcards and display.

Additional activity: Please print out 1x 'Children's day colour by number' per student.

Victorian Curriculum: Children are learning to:

  • use pronouns such as わたし/ぼく and titles such as せんせい and さん.

  • use Japanese language to give information about themselves.

  • use a hiragana chart to support their reading and writing.

Warm up -Partner talk

Children will revise language from the previous week。

__________ ga suki desu ka?  ____がすきですか

Hai, suki desu. はい、すきです

Iie, suki ja nai desu. いいえ、すきじゃない です。

DOko kara kimashita ka?

Where are you from?

Small Group Activity - People Match-up

Students will work in small groups of 3-4. They will need a copy of the two sheets below and these will need to be cut apart and ready to go.

people match-up sport activity F-6.pptx

Hiragana Chart - Ten Ten and Maru

Sensei will introduce 'ten-ten' and 'maru' characters. Please print 1x Hiragana chart below for each child.

Hiragana chart JPVL.pdf

Hiragana chart

1x per student.


Tenten-maru poster

1x for class

Additional Activity (30 minutes)


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.

Japanese Childrens Day Colour By Numbers.pdf

Colour by number


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).