Links to colour PDF files for children that teach hiragana and katakana. Although there are plenty of resources for teaching the basic kana, I found that these amused the pupils most due to the pictures and also the idea of 'learning to write from scratch'.
With this Alphabet Bingo game cards, your students will benefit by hearing and seeing the letters in a fun way. There are enough cards for 36 students. Although the bingo cards can stock and them laminated so they last for years. In addition to the 36 cards, there are instructions for playing alphabet bingo with suggestions for variations
Every two years, our school puts on a Summer Carnival where each year group gives a performance based around a different country. Last year, Year 3's country was Japan. The children learnt how to sing 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' in Japanese. They also performed a contemporary dance and wore traditional Japanese clothes and accessories. It was a fantastic event and the children loved every minute of it. I have uploaded the lyrics in case you would like to try something similar at your school. This link takes you to the music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGgOKEaMWZU
Teaching visual literacy is everyone's responsibility! This poster was designed as part of a cross-curriculum promotional campaign to teach staff in all faculties in a New England NSW high school about visual literacy being a component of literacy in every area of the curriculum and also to provide students with an example of how a visual image can be deconstructed to find the hidden messages. This poster is an example of how the techniques of visual literacy can be used in Japanese language classes. It applies an excellent template developed by the English Teacher's Association of NSW to a tourist magazine cover.
Resources included are as follows:
PDF and PPT file for you to print.
Japan information pack including details about geography, general key facts, school, clothing sports, etc
Photo pack, flags of the world pack, key word cards, large lettering to head wall display, long banner, folder covers, topic title page, japan word and flag buntings, airport departure board with word and letters, passport template, luggage tag and flight tickets to complete, food flashcards, animal flashcards, language resources including numbers, colours, days and months, diary writing task, acrostic poem, card matching game, maps of the world, maps of Asia, maps of Japan, blank map to complete, cut and stick activity, holiday treasure hunt game, holiday shopping writing task, Japanese art posters, lunchbox task, flag to colour, reward chart, story board, tour guide badges, word search, sentence summary worksheet, work booklet cover, writing borders, postcard to complete, red display borders, resources sack tag.