ES Karuta Cards Masterpost (1st to 4th grade)

Karuta cards for elementary school or special needs. Can be used as a fun way to review vocab.

I made these karuta cards for elementary school after being inspired by playing real karuta with my 6th graders on a rainy day. The vocabulary set includes animals, sports/asobi, fruits, and vegetables. There is a separate alphabet and colors set. Planning on adding more soon, but let me know if you have any other ideas or recommendations! EDIT: I added verbs too! This is especially for JHS 1st years or special needs classes.

Print in color and laminate for longevity. I'd say 4-6 sets is enough depending on how large your groups are and what you're reviewing, and probably best to review multiple sets (like fruits and vegetables together) if you want to go many rounds. Print front and back so to make categorizing them much easier and add a background to each set c:

Small files
  • ESkaruta-alphabet.docx (12.5 KB)
  • ESkaruta-alphabet.pdf (537 KB)
  • Eskaruta-colors.docx (418 KB)
  • Eskaruta-colors.pdf (356 KB)
  • ESkaruta-stationary-schoolsupplies.pdf (927 KB)
  • ESkaruta-alphabetUDfont.pdf (556 KB)
  • ESkaruta-lowercasealphabet.pdf (533 KB)
  • ESJHSkaruta-countryflags.pdf (824 KB)
  • Medium files (requires an account to download) -
  • ESvocabulary-karuta.pdf (2.11 MB)
  • ESvocabulary-karuta.docx (9.41 MB)
  • ESkaruta-stationary-schoolsupplies.docx (2.08 MB)
  • ESkaruta-alphabetUDfont.docx (1.09 MB)
  • ESkaruta-lowercasealphabet.docx (1.09 MB)
  • JHSkaruta-verbs.docx (11.7 MB)
  • JHSkaruta-verbs.pdf (1.05 MB)
  • ESJHSkaruta-countryflags.docx (3.51 MB)
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    Submitted by meatydog May 28, 2024 Estimated time: Up to you!
    1. Bonjure289 May 28, 2024

      These are great! Just one small thing, for the alphabet karuta, all the letters are uppercase except for y, which is lowercase.

    2. meatydog May 28, 2024

      @Bonjure289 Thank you! I just checked and I thought so too! It's uppercase Y in the Comic Sans font D: I just added another version with a different font. Thanks for catching that!

    3. Furachan May 28, 2024

      Look great´╝üNice you made backing for them too.

    4. meatydog May 30, 2024

      @Furachan Thank you very much!!

    5. tiredkiwi July 1, 2024

      These are perfect, thank you !!

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