Teaching ideas for
TANABATA (July 7)
Teaching ideas, art and craft, flashcards, games, lesson plans, songs, videos, useful websites, worksheets on the Japanese teaching topic TANABATA star festival たなばた.
Art and craft
Tanabata paper crafts
Games and activities in class
Tanabata story scramble
Ss read the story of Tanabata together with the Tt. Then the Ss are given a scrambled version of the story. Ss need to reconstruct the story.
Donated by A Nish
PowerPoint introducing the Tanabata festival story and song. Students learn how to make and write a wishing card (tanzaku) and make various tanabata decorations.
Donated by B Brenen
PowerPoint introducing the story of tanabata, traditions, tanzaku writing, and the tanabata song.
Donated by S Rowland
Information about the origins and customs of the Tanabata festival.
Short story about Tanabata
Tanabata characters and short story
Find a word and write a tanzaku
Tanabata find-a-word and write a wish for a tanzaku strip
Blank tanzaku strip
Download a blank tanzaku (make a wish) strip and write tanabata wishes.
Worksheet introducing the basics of the tanabata festival and writing tanzaku wish strips with expression such as 'hoshii', 'naritai', 'ikitai' and 'aitai'.
Donated by D Weatherley.
Tanabata Nurie and Cloze
After watching/reading the story of Tanabata, students complete the cloze excercise and colour in the Tanabata picture.
Donated by K English
Tanzaku wish strips
Copy and give to Ss to create their own wish for the Tanabata festival.
Donated by D Weatherley