Tomodachi o Tsukurimashou
Lesson Preparation: Print out 1x karuta card sheet per small group of 3-4 children and cut these apart (12 cards per set).
For example, If you have 20 students in your class you will need to make 5 sets of karuta cards.
You will also need a copy of your number flashcards.
Additional activity: N/A
Victorian Curriculum/Essential Learnings:
Use formulaic expressions and gestures in exchanging greetings and farewells.
Mimic Japanese pronunciation, intonation and rhythm through shared reading and singing.
When listening to simple repetitive spoken texts, they identify key words such as names and demonstrate comprehension by actions.
genki disco warm-up
Revision: Douzo, Arigatou, Numbers
Children sit in a circle and the number flashcards from 1-10 are placed on the floor in the middle of the circle. One child calls out a number in English and another child must stand, find that number card and take it to the child that called out the number. They must pass it to their buddy using the language 'doozo' and 'arigatou'.
Additional Activity (30 minutes)
Kanji Writing! Using whiteboards/paper children can try writing the numbers in kanji. The clip above shows how to write the numbers from 1-10. You may like to have the children use other materials to create the numbers including play dough or other materials from the classroom. These could be photographed and used as a display.