‘Color Game’ using Stroop Effect
Happy Learning with Right (Migi) Brain - Left (Hidari) Brain Conflict!!
Learn the names of colors in Japanese while having fun!
Students are highly engaged with this fun activity.
Ask students to look at the chart and say the color not the word.
The right brain tries to say the color, but left brain insists on reading the word.
This resource comes in four variations.
(1) Romaji Only
(2) Romaji and Japanese (Hiragana)
(3) Japanese (Hiragana) Only
(4) Japanese (Kanji) Only
Goals: Learn five basic colors
(Aka-red, Ao-blue, Kiiro-yellow, Kuro-black, Midori-green).
Learn how to read Hiragana (2 & 3) or Kanji (4)
Level: This material is good for Japanese language beginners.
I saw many shy students willingly challenge themselves with this game!
How to play:
Please get the class into a circle. If the class exceeds 7-8 students, please make small groups of 3-4 students.
Ideally, show the game board with a projector. The students will be better engaged.
First time – Introduction
1. Check the words with the class using the Color Chart on the bottom of the sheet.
2. Teach them how to play the game with a few examples.
3. Let the students play individually by taking turns in the group.
After each student recites, please be sure to praise the performance vigorously in Japanese. (Sugoi! Yatta! Jyo-zu! Subarashii! etc. With a youngster’s class, encourage the challenger’s classmates to applaud the challenger by clapping hands.)
4. At the end of the Class, if you have small groups, ask the students to choose a representative from each group. The representative comes up to the front and plays the game. Please make sure all the classmates applaud the student.
Second time and thereafter.
Please do not repeat this activity too often. It might be best to use it again at the end of the semester as a review tool.
Please bring a lot of smiles to your class with this activity and have fun yourself, too!