How Are You? Janken Game✊📃✂️

(Let's Try 1, Unit 2) A warm-up activity to practice emotions!


Each student should receive one worksheet.

Before the game begins, the ALT/HRT secretly chooses one of the emotions at the bottom of the worksheet.

In pairs, students play janken. The winner moves along the solid line to the next emotion, while the loser moves along the dotted line. Once everyone reaches the bottom (5 rounds of janken), the class asks the ALT/HRT "How are you?" The ALT answers, "I'm ○○." If the square the student landed on matches the ALT's answer, they win!


Students can use an eraser as a place marker or a (colored) pencil to trace their path.

There are many ways to use this activity, do what works best for your class!

This was inspired by user GinaG's "Weather Janken". Thank you!

Submitted by taliwah May 8, 2024 Estimated time: 5-10 minutes
Inspired by Weather Janken
  1. kurisutaru May 15, 2024

    Thank you for this! It's a simple but fun way to review vocab, I'll definitely be using this in my next class!

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