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Janken Zombies

author:  Josh Katz
level:  Elementary
target_English:  "Touch your + [body part or face part]"


First, teach the kids how to say some body parts.  And teach them how to say "Touch your..." because they won't be just hearing it in this game, they'll be saying it themselves! Simon says please is a good way to do this.



1.Have the kids make pairs and do janken ( Rock, Paper, Scissors). 

2. The janken winner tells the loser "touch your knee" for example.  The loser touches his knee, and remains in the knee-touching position.  They do janken again (which will be hard for the knee-toucher, and a cause for laughter).

3. Let's say the same kid from before wins.  So this time, he tells the loser "touch your nose" for example.  Now the loser is touching both his nose and knee.  He has lost.  If you lose two times, you have no janken hand left.

4. The loser and winner, in their crippled/non-crippled states, hop around and look for another partner.  Once they pair up again, together they count g1 2 3 clear!h and come back to their normal status.  From here they do the janken again.


Version Two!---

This version is really what the game's name refers to.  In this game, you do janken once per person.  So, with one arm touching your foot, for example, you find a new partner.

Once you LOSE, you're OUT.  LOSING is defined by having both hands touching somewhere.  However, OUT is defined by walking around in your goofy state until someone wins, and they are the grand Zombie Maker... or something.  As the end draws near, it may resemble a zombie movie... I can only hope.  And I doubt the losers will be upset about losing, as they're still active.


by Josh Katz






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