This activity comes from
Music Room Book 4
Unit 4 Lesson 2
Jan Ken Pon
Music from Different Lands: Asia
Jan Ken Pon is a traditional Japanese children's song,
used in the 'hand game' of 'paper, scissors, rock'.
English speaking children will know this game well and will enjoy adding this simple song to it.
The will also enjoy a class or school 'Jan Ken Pon Championship'!
Your students will have a lot of fun with this lesson.
Beat, rhythm, form
Students experience songs and music from Japan and Indonesia through listening, game-playing, singing, and composing.
Listening, singing, creating (composing rhyminglyrics)
Beat, rhythm, Japan, guu – rock, choki – scissors, paa – paper, Indonesia, shell song, pantun, rhyme, rhyming scheme
You will need:
A copy of the page from the book (below);
The track from CD 4 (below);
Chart No. 25 (below)
Download the activity sheet, which includes the words and music, the chart and the track from the CD below.