Tomodachi o Tsukurimashou

Lesson 5

Lesson Preparation:

Please bring along your Hiragana Charts.

Children will need their hiragana charts, writing pencils and a copy of the 'Meet your friends' sheet (1x per child)

Additional activity

Senior: Please print out 1x "Hiragana dot to dot" sheet per student.

Junior :Please watch the clip provided, children can then decorate their own kimono.

You will need to print 1x kimono PDF per child.

Victorian Curriculum: Exchange greetings and introduce and share information about self with the teacher and peers using simple language and gestures. Recognise and copy some hiragana.


Hiragana chart

Please make a circle flashcard.pptx

game-make a group

Sensei will call out a number in Japanese and children must make a group of that number as quickly as they can.

Please print and display the flashcard below.

Focus Language

namae wa- ga suki desu powerpoint f-6.pptx

Watashi wa _____ desu.

__________ ga suki desu.

meet your friends activity f-6.pptx

Make your freiends activity

Children will move around the room using the focus language. They must record who they meet and what they like.

Please print 1x 'Meet Your Friends' sheet per student.

Additional Activity (30 minutes)


Hiragana dot to dot.pdf

Hiragana dot to dot

Students can complete a dot to dot activity beginning with あ(a) which is the red dot and ending with ん(n).

*Students will need a Hiragana chart.

Children will need their Hiragana Charts for this activity. They must drag and drop the hiragana onto the correct romaji. Select the Hiragana option.


Suki's Kimono

Suki's favorite possession is her blue cotton kimono. A gift from her obachan, it holds special memories of her grandmother's visit last summer. And Suki is going to wear it on her first day back to school --- no matter what anyone says.

When it's Suki's turn to share with her classmates what she did during the summer, she tells them about the street festival she attended with her obachan and the circle dance that they took part in. In fact, she gets so carried away reminiscing that she's soon humming the music and dancing away, much to the delight of her entire class!

Children may like to decorate their own kimono after listening to the story. Find the PDF below.

Kimono craft.pdf