doubutsu Lesson 10

Lesson Preparation: Animal flashcards and 2x alligator clips.

Additional activity: Please print out Paper Sumo wrestler set per pair. Students also need colour pencils and scissors

what is sumo?

sumo wrestling.pdf

Sensei will explain what sumo wrestling is using a power-point and a short movie.

Circle Sumo Game

You will need your vocabulary flashcards in a pile. You will also need 2x alligator clips. Two students will be selected to be sumo wrestlers and they will have a flashcard clipped to their back. When Sensei says 'sutaato' they must move around each other trying to see what the other person has clipped to their back. When a student has worked out what the card is they must put their hand up and the game freezes. They must then say what the other person has on their back in Japanese. The first person to do this is the winner.

Please move the chairs and the tables.

Additional Activity

Paper Sumo Wrestling.pdf

paper sumo wrestlers

Students will make their own sumo wrestler and will use this to compete against other children. There are two sumo wrestlers per sheet however students will need only one so this can be shared with a buddy. Students will also need one sumo ring per pair and a box or book to lay their sumo ring on. For schools that have whiteboards you may like to draw a circle on these and use these rather than printing out the sumo ring on paper.

Please use colouring pencils for colouring as using textas may cause holes in the paper.

How to play 'tonton' kami sumo game

Use your fingers to gently tap the box. This sound is 'ton ton' (tapping).

If your Sumo wrestler falls over or moves out of the ring the other player is the winner.

Please turn on Subtitle.