Splatoon "What ... do you like?" Splatfest

A simple multiple choice points game to be played in small groups. The aim is to encourage students to produce the target language to each other.

Hello everyone, this game is relatively simple and should be easy for your students to follow (and since when did splatoon NOT get a good reception from elementary students?).


  • Print off tri-color page at the end of the powerpoint (one for each group). I would advise laminating them.
  • Read through the explanation slide.


  • Put students into groups. I would say 4 is probably the maximum but see how it works for you.
  • Show students the demonstration slide. Hopefully this is visual enough to be self-explanatory but I would demo with the JTE.
  • Have students ask each other the target question "What ... do you like?" in their groups.
  • Once all students have replied with the "I like ... " sentence they then place their finger on the color of their answer.
  • Teacher then reveals the points for each color by clicking on the images. Students keep track of their own points.
  • At the end of the game, have the students with the highest score select a character to 'win' (basically just selecting a victory screen).


  • The pink octopus will take you to the "choose the winner" slide.
  • When a character pops up, simply click (or tap) them again to make them disappear.
  • If students are tied for first place, have them janken and then the winning student picks the character.
  • My elementary students this year can regulate themselves in groups however a watchful eye may be needed by yourself and the JTE to ensure students are producing the target language.
  • The last few slides contain the character images, points symbols etc so that you can add your own slides if you want
  • @emilieloveskiwi suggested that students use an eraser instead of pointing to their choice so give that a try

Edit (22/06/23): I have added a basic score card for students to keep track of their scores (as requested via feedback) The students will write down what 'prize' they received (+3, +1, + 10, -5 etc) and their running total.

I've tried this with my special needs class and they loved it. I am yet to try it with elemtary but the feedback so far has been that it goes down well ! Let me know how it goes for you :)

(credit for the splatfest tri-color template goes to reddit user u/Blackraven2007)

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    Submitted by TakoyakiTacos May 18, 2023 Estimated time: 40 - 45 minutes
    1. Bonjure289 May 18, 2023

      Ooh very cute! Would love to use this with my 3rd graders, thank you!

    2. tami101 May 18, 2023

      Love, love, love this and my kids will love it even more!!!♥♥♥

    3. JoshJ May 18, 2023

      Got a special needs class coming up soon and this looks like a great activity for it, thanks!

    4. TakoyakiTacos May 18, 2023

      @Bonjure289 you're welcome :) I was also hoping to use it with my 3rd and 4th graders for review (probably for 5th and 6th as well but just for a bit of fun if we have time).

    5. TakoyakiTacos May 18, 2023

      @tam101 Thank you and I hope they do ! Let me know how it goes :)

      @JoshJ I hope it goes well for you ! Let me know if it goes well and/or if you had to make any adaptations for the special needs class (so I can consider this also).

    6. srunyon415 May 19, 2023

      Wow! This is awesome!

    7. TakoyakiTacos May 22, 2023

      @srunyon415 Thank you :)

    8. akopoito May 23, 2023

      This is awesome.

    9. TakoyakiTacos May 23, 2023

      @akopoito Thank you ! Appreciate the feedback :)

    10. emilieloveskiwi May 31, 2023

      I love this idea! Thank you! I will be using this in 1st grade JHS tomorrow. I added a few questions for a total of 20. Because my JTE is worried about if they will be able to remember their score until the end, I'm making an accompanying worksheet for them to write down their scores as they go and they will total it at the end. So I added an extra slide for that too, before the "Who is the winner" slide.

    11. TakoyakiTacos May 31, 2023

      @emilieloveskiwi The worksheet to help them keep track is a good idea ! Glad you found a way to adapt it to your classes :)

    12. Gaijingaiden May 31, 2023

      I think this would work for my special needs kids. I'll give it a try.

    13. TakoyakiTacos May 31, 2023

      @Gaijngaiden Hope it goes well for you :)

    14. emilieloveskiwi June 1, 2023

      I used it today! It went well! But the students found it easier to put their erasers on the paper instead of pointing to it, so I'm gonna change the pointing hand image to an eraser image. ^-^

    15. TakoyakiTacos June 1, 2023

      @emilieloveskiwi I am glad it went well ! The eraser idea does sound much easier than having students point :) I will add this to the description.

    16. yamcir June 2, 2023

      Absolutely lovely! I want to use this for one of the special education schools I visit! The kids there always talk about Splatoon. Thanks so much for sharing.

    17. TakoyakiTacos June 2, 2023

      @yamcir I hope you get to use it ! I've seen so many splatoon tshirts in the ES classes I teach that I figured I couldn't go wrong with the theme :D

    18. Markteacher89 June 21, 2023

      Did this with my special needs class. They loved it. A great lesson. Thank you for sharing it. A few points for feedback.

      1. I would say that 15 minutes is the minimum amount of time. If you practice the questions with the students as you go through each slide, it can easily take up the whole lesson. 40-45 minutes. It also takes time to explain the rules.

      2. @emilieloveskiwi suggested a worksheet to go with this to help students keep track of points. Awesome idea. I will make my own but if somebody has already done one, sharing it would be appreciated.

      3. Using erasers is a great idea as well as @emilieloveskiwi suggested.

      Brilliant lesson. Looking forward to any more you share in the future.

    19. TakoyakiTacos June 22, 2023

      @Markteacher89 Thank you for the feedback !

      I have added a basic scorecard that allows students to keep track of what points they receive and a running total ! It's basic but it should do :)

      I appreciate the feedback and kind words !

    20. TakoyakiTacos July 7, 2023

      Even though I uploaded this nearly 2 months ago... I finally got a chance to try it out with my special needs class. They loved it !

      I would recommend having the JTEs ready to step in and help with the maths on the scorecards as a couple of my students struggled at times.

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