All the snake games I've made so far compiled into one activity! (Worksheet for an easy pairs janken racing game to review/practice vocabulary.)

Here are all the snake games I've made! I will update this activity if I end up making any more.

Almost all the worksheets use "Handwriting We Can" font so if it looks weird when you download it please change it to a font of your liking.

They are based off of the units in Let's Try 1・2 and New Horizon 5・6 but can be used whenever fits your lesson!

I will also upload the template here ^^

Available for download:

3年U3 - numbers
3年U4 - colors & misc.
3年U9 - zodiac animals
4年U4 - times of the day
4年U7 - fruits & veggies
4年U8 - places in the school
5年U2 - months
5年U3 - school subjects
5年U4 - verbs
5年U6 - food & prices
6年U5 - animals & nature
6年U7 - school events

How to play:

-Give one worksheet to a pair of students.
-One student starts at the head, the other starts from the tail.
-Students say the vocabulary word on each space simultaneously as they both try to get to the other side.
-When students land on the same space, janken.
-Winner continues to the next space, loser goes back to their starting space. When they meet again, janken.
-Game ends when one student reaches the opposite end of the snake from where they started.


-The easiest way to explain the game is by demonstrating with the JTE (with the worksheet on the TV)
-Print worksheet double sided (when available) so students have another variety and the game can last longer
-Have students play with others around them for new competition (after a few rounds with their original partner)
-Have students try with the worksheet upside down so they start at the opposite end as before
-Have students turn in the worksheet at the end of class so you can use them in the future

Who doesn't love drilling vocab while playing janken?!?!

(partially inspired by old Englipedia game called Bridge/Snake Line/Janken Line)

Submitted by melaniesensei February 2, 2024 Estimated time: 5-10 minutes
  1. Kilua25 February 21, 2024

    Thank you for these worksheets. :)

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