Game in Japanese

Ski Game!

Target Grade:1-6
Preparation: One paper cut out skier, and one snowboarder


This is a method of counting how many points teams have in a game. It is similar to the Grand Prix Game or the Banana Tree Game.


1. Draw a "ski track" on the board from right to left. Have several "markers" along the track (eight markers will last about 20 minutes), and a start and finish gate.

2. Have a cut out skier and a cut out snowboarder and place them (using magnets) on the start line.

3. Assign the kids to either ski or snowboard teams. A good way is by starting with the kid at the near left corner of the room and saying "ski". Then "snowboard" to the next kid, etc.

4. Say "ski team stand up". Just to make sure everyone remembers what team they're on!


5 Play something like the Ball and Music game to select a student. Ask them a question.

6. If they are correct the skier or snowboarder moves one space along the track towards the finish.


This is a cool game to play in the winter (its not much good in June!!)

If time is getting short then make each question worth 2 points instead of one.



Readers Comments

by Erica Thum

This game works well in your classes that like to chat because the teacher can move the team's skier back to the start line whenever he/she hears that team talking.




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