Rock Paper Scissors Numbers

By Amanda Hahn, 15 July, 2016
Lesson Topics
Elementary Numbers
1 2 3 4 5
Practice numbers and asking politely.
ohajiki (glass beads)
  1. Each student gets five small objects (ohajiki, glass beads, etc).
  2. For two minutes, they play rock paper scissors with however many students they can.
  3. The winner must ask for a glass bead from the loser.

Winner: One, please.
Loser: Here you are.
Winner: Thank you.

  1. After the game, every student must say how many glass beads they have in English.

The winner is the student with the most beads (or, occasionally to mix things up, the least beads).

Tip: Try using the post-game how many technique to count ohajiki.


This game is similar to the The Life Game (Inochi Game)


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