Review the food flash cards
and sort them into 2 equal piles, one for you & one for the Japanese teacher. Two teams, each with an appointed waiter, & each team assigned to either you or the Japanese teacher. The first student on each team asks his or her waiter for a specific food item (using “I want...” if you like). The waiter approaches you (or the Japanese teacher) & asks for the card “chicken, please”. If you have the requested card in your stack, hand it over to the waiter, who delivers it to the student who asks for it & moves to the next student, who requests another food item & so on. The first team to clear out the cards held by the teacher appointed to them wins. This game can also be applied to virtually any month's vocab, should you be so inclined.
Like It Or Not- Dave A
Best suited for: Chus and Chos
Flashcards to use: Food / Any
Class Size: All
Set up: Line all the student's up in the middle of the room. Explain that the left side of the room is "Yes, I do" and the right side is "No, I don't." Show the students a food card and ask, "Do you like ____?" Student's have 5 seconds to run to either side of the room. Have them shout in unison "yes, I do" or "no, I don't." Start with food and slowly venture out to more amusing territory. Always end with "Do you like kancho?"
Bonus Variation! - Students guess what you or the Japanese teacher likes. Students who guess correctly receive a point. Change the productive language accordingly - "Does Yuki-sensei like bacon?" - "Yes, she does!"