Card Collecting Game
Make cards, enough for each student to have a set of 5.
- Each student has a set of cards.
- Each student must select a card and show it to their partner.
- They practice the word or dialogue using the card.
- Then they janken and the winner takes both cards.
- A: This is my monkey. That is your ruler.
- B: This is my ruler. That is your monkey.
Then they janken and the winner takes both cards.
“Is that __”
- Deal the students 5 cards each and ask them to keep them hidden.
- Write the 10 words on the board.
- One student picks one of the cards and holds it.
- The other kid must guess what it is. For example, Dai picks the city card. Yuki asks: “Is that your country?” Dai: "No, it’s not. This is my city."
- Take turns guessing. If a student guesses correctly he wins both cards.
Using about 12 different animals make 4 sets of small cards. Teach I can/can’t…along with the animal action verbs jump, fly, swim, run (fast) etc. As a warm up use 3 sentences to describe one of the animals, for example, if you have a picture of a flying fish, “I can swim. I can fly, I can’t run fast.” And the students have to yell out what animal you are. Next choose an animal and get them to ask 3 questions using Can you…? For them to guess which one.
- Give each student 3 of the cards. Have the students keep these secret.
- The students find a partner and Janken.
- The loser chooses one of their cards and the winner may ask 3 questions about that card using can you…?.
- After asking the 3 questions the winner may guess which animal the loser has.
- If he guesses correctly, the loser must hand over that card. If he guesses incorrectly he doesn’t get the card.
- The players move on to find a new partner. The game is finished when the teacher says stop. The player with the most cards wins.