doubutsu Lesson 7

Lesson Preparation: Have your animal flashcards on display.

Writing/colouring pencils and Japanese workbook or A4 paper.

Additional activity: Please print out 1x Doubutsu match up sheet per student.

doubutsu- animals

snow monkey-saru

Japanese snow monkeys are famous for their bathing habits. That's right- these monkeys like to take a bath! During the winter months when it is snowing in Japan, Japanese monkeys called 'Macacques' or 'Saru' in Japanese enjoy taking a bath in the warm hot springs in the mountains where they live. Tourists from all over the world come to see these monkeys each year. Watch the video below to find out more.

Let’s draw animals with ken Sensei

Sensei will show students how to draw a simple animal’s face in Japanese. Students will need a Japanese workbook and a pencil.

  • Students will need paper and writing/drawing pencils

'Kuma San, Kuma San' Picture Story Book

Sensei will read the story 'Kuma San, Kuma San' and children will use their knowledge of animals and colours to work out which animals come next.

Pacman game

Students will spread out throughout the room and must pretend to have their feet glued to the floor. Sensei will call out a word/sentence in Japanese and if the students know what this is in English they must raise their hand. The classroom teacher will choose the fastest child and if they say the correct answer they can take a step and if they can touch someone that person must sit down. The last person standing is the winner.

Additional Activity

doubutsu match up.pdf

doubutsu match up

Students will need colouring pencils, scissors a glue stick and Japanese workbook.