Japanese Song: Word Chain Singing Game 'Ringo Wa Marui' ♬りんごは丸い♬

Japanese Song: Word Chain Singing Game 'Ringo Wa Marui' ♬りんごは丸い♬
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Word Chain Singing Game - ‘Ringo wa Marui’

A great way to learn Japanese words and expressions while having fun!


Inspired by a traditional children’s folk song ‘Iroha ni Konpeito’, this singing game is circular and can be kept going for as long as you like.

This material is good for Japanese language beginners.

Students will learn the following words:

6 nouns (りんご、ボール、こま、ひこうき、ながれぼし、わたがし)
3 verbs (まわる、そらをとぶ、きえる)
2 adjectives(はやい、あまい)

After going through the song together, you can have the students take turns saying each sentence.

As a variation of this activity, and/or for upper level students, you can ask them to make their own song by using the SHIRITORI method of word play. (It will be a 'word Shiritori', not a regular 'letter Shiritori'.) In that case, the song does not need to come back to the initial word like in this version.

いろいろなバージョンで親しまれている童歌「いろはにこんぺいとう」にヒントを得た歌です。

回り回って最初の「りんご」に戻ります。

発展させたバリエーションとして、日本語中級者(レベル2以上)で、形容詞や動詞がある程度自由に出て来る生徒さんには、自分で作らせてみましょう。

順番でクラス全員に一文づつ作ってもらって、リレーで繋げて行くのも楽しそうです。クラスのチームワークも良くなります。

Enjoy!!

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