Janken Train

Students play janken and say a sentence.
Target levelES 1 - 4
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  1. Students stand up. Each student is the train engine.
  2. Students meet and say the target sentence or sentences. For example:
    • What fruit do you like? I like apples. What fruit do you like? I like cherries.
    • I like soccer. I like volleyball.
  3. They janken. The loser becomes a car behind the winner. When two trains meet, the entire train that loses goes behind the train that wins.
  4. Play until there is only one train.


  • Pick simple dialog for 1st graders, such as one short sentence per student.
  • Use Paper Rock Scissors instead of janken.

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