|elementary school||To teach the directions; North, South, East, West.||Directions (north, south, east, west)||10 mins||Four large cards with N, E, W, and S on them, and tape.|
First go through the four basic directions with the students, explaining what each one is in Japanese & English (North = Kita, South = Minami, East = Higashi, West = Nishi). Have four students tape one card to each side of the room; preferably those corresponding to the relevant directions. The school gym is the best place to play this game. The rules are simple. You call out a direction, and the students all run to that wall. The last one to touch the wall is out, and comes to join you in calling out the next wall. After a few turns, remove the cards from the walls. Try calling out a corner, like 'South-East', or 'North-West' etc., occasionally to keep things interesting. Be careful of injuries!
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