: Students play a board game about school. They advance according to their ability to talk about what happens in their school in Japanese. Chance cards provide an added element of luck.
- Make a copy of board onto thick paper or cardboard.
- Make a dice out of cardboard using Dice Sheet.
- Make a set of 20 CHANCE cards, shuffle them and place them face down on the space provided.
- Find small objects to use as a marker for moving around the board.
Groups: Students play the game in groups of 4-6 according to the following rules:
Players in turn throw the dice and move markers accordingly.
If a player lands on a square with a school room on it, eg. としょかん They have to say what is done in that room. eg. としょかんでほんをよみます。If a player lands on a CHANCE square, they take a card and follow the instructions after announcing them to the group. If they cannot do what they have to in either case, they miss a turn.
The first player to finish is the winner. The exact number must be thrown.
NOTE:In board games, START is ふりだし; FINISH is あがり
- To cater for different levels of ability or different emphases, two sets of CHANCE cards are given; one with the instructions largely in English, one in Japanese script.
- The game continues until several or all players have finished.
- Different CHANCE cards can be made based on the language students are learning
Teachers may also wish to use the Expressions for Board Games.