If your kids are anything like mine, they love to have FUN!! And what better way to learn a language than by having fun. I recently happened upon a website called “ゲットクラブ” (Get-Club). It is a site that sells party favors and games, but since we don’t live in Japan, the section that interests me the most are the pages containing party game ideas. Don’t let your kids navigate this website alone, as many of the party games are aimed at adults, but they do have two pages dedicated to party games for children and teens. Some of the games include videos of how to play the game, which is very helpful!
For example, here is the game “たたいて、かぶって、ジャンケンポン！” (Hit,Cover,Rock Paper Scissors):
Here is another Rock-Paper-Scissors game where you WANT to lose, in order to win “あとだしジャンケンゲーム“:
These game ideas would be great for birthday parties, play dates, or a rainy day at home.
You may also be interested in this post, Japanese Children’s Games.