You may not have known this, but Japanese children, like any other children, like to play games together. Here are a few phrases to get your inner child a-playing in Japanese.
いっしょにあそぼ！ Let’s Play – Japanese Phrases for Children
issho ni asobo!
Let’s play together.
あそぼ should have a う at the end, but it is often dropped in speech, making it a shorter sound.
nani shite asobu?
What do you want to play?
Literally, “what-do-play,” this is a common way for kids to start play.
nanika shiyou yo
Let’s do something.
When nothing seems to be happening, this is the question to ask the gang. The final よ is for emphasis.
asobi ni ikou
Let’s go play.
When suggesting to go to the park or pool, this is the phrase to use. The に is used to show the reason (to play) for going (ikou)
Pay attention to me!
From 構う kamau meaning “to mind” “to care about” or “to be concerned for”