Haikyuu Trading Cards

SWBAT effectively make comparative and superlative sentences using trading cards.

I got this idea from @onighost, who created the Pokemon Trump cards.

Cutting and laminating everything can take a whole day so please work on this in advance, whenever you have free time.

The goal is for the students to have fun creating English sentences by using the cards as a conduit for learning.

You can play the game any way you want, but I had students create groups of 4 (specifically). 5 is okay, but 4 is ideal because students will have more cards to play with, making the game last longer. After they create groups, my JTE and I will demonstrate how to play.

Example: "My character (or you can say the character's name) is the tallest." -OR- "My character is taller than your characters."

These are the categories that students can choose from: Height, Strength, Age/Grade, and Jumping Power

They can be as creative as they want when making the sentences

Example: "My character has the longest hair."

It depends on how comfortable they are with their English and being creative in that sense.

The game can last for 50 minutes or as little as 10 minutes. Mine tends to be longer because I use both the Pokemon AND Haikyuu cards. So for students who enjoy both shows, or prefer one over the other, they can have the opportunity to try both.

My JTE enjoys it, the students love it, and it's a win-win for everyone.

Even after the class, students ask to continue playing the game (most likely in Japanese though) or they ask to keep the cards.

This is aimed for 2年生 in JHS, but it can serve as review for 3年生 in JHS or even review for SHS.


Small files
  • Comparative and Superlative Examples.docx (15.3 KB)
  • Medium files (requires an account to download) -
  • haikyuu comparative pdf (2).pdf (7.29 MB)
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    Submitted by tjp0916 November 16, 2023 Estimated time: Up to 50 minutes
    1. Isa 2022 November 20, 2023

      Thank you for sharing. The cards are wonderful. But couldn't find Pokemon cards there.
      Can I get more information about the ways to play with cards?

    2. moogwrench November 28, 2023

      Here are the Pokemon cards and an explanation of how to use them to play Top Trumps.

    3. tjp0916 November 28, 2023

      I've just uploaded the rules I made for my classes. I apologize for the delay. You're free to switch up the rules, but this seems the most fair to me. I'm still trying to think of a way to make it fair for the students. For example, when one student wins, they get a surplus of cards, and it's sometimes hard to catch up. So I'm wondering how to make it fair for students who are in a deficit. Please let me know if anyone has any ideas.

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