Japanese Game: Hiragana Search Game! 初めてのひらがな Hiragana Introduction

Japanese Game: Hiragana Search Game! 初めてのひらがな Hiragana Introduction
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Introduction to Hiragana with a new perspective!

How do you plan to introduce Hiragana to your class?

How about trying this fun Hiragana Search activity as your introductory lesson.

Students will become familiar with the 46 Hiragana characters by discovering the number of strokes it takes to write each one.

Students will be highly engaged with this fun activity!

Preparation: 4 different colored crayons or color pencils
2 hand outs (Hiragana chart and activity sheet)

This resource comes with:

(1) Hiragana Chart
(2) Activity sheet
(3) Answer Key

Goals: Introduce the students to all 46 Hiragana characters in a fun way,

This material is good for Japanese language beginners.

Before the activity

Please show how to count the strokes by using example letters.

Just count the number of strokes as you write each letter on a white board.

For older students (3rd graders and above), make sure that they know the stroke writing rules:

1) Go top to bottom
2) Go left to right
3) Horizontal lines first

For younger students, you can omit explaining the stroke writing rules to simplify it. They will learn them by watching you.

Just write the 8 letters shown below while counting the strokes aloud; very slow and clearly.

Letters with:
one stroke - つ & る
two strokes - う & み
three strokes - あ & き
four strokes - た & ほ


You can find the same game in Katakana version in my products.



アクティビティの前に、次の8つの文字を ゆっくり数字を言いながら、書いて見せてください。「つ、る、う、み、あ、き、た、ほ」。書き順が自然に理解できます。



PS: MSPGothic font is used to this game.
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