Learn all about the ancient tradition of flower viewing in Japan! This is an easy, kid-friendly lesson on Hanami, or the Cherry Blossom Festival, and the importance of the sakura, or cherry blossom, in Japanese culture. Also included is an easy, cute craft where students can make their own replica cherry blossom art piece.
JAPAN! Hanami, Cherry Blossom Festival (29 pages, not including instructions to user) includes the following:
1. Hanami, the Ancient Tradition of Flower Viewing - lesson with images to present as you teach, covering the following topics:
- Religious Origins
- Showcasing the Uniqueness of Japan
- A Symbol of the Samurai
- Flower Viewing Today
2. Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Scroll - craft with 2 grade levels of instruction, one for K - 2 and one for 3 - 6
Materials needed to make craft include 12"x18" construction paper in a pastel color, paints (white and black), straw to "blow out” branches, pink lunch paper napkins for cherry blossoms, a roll of yellow crepe paper streamers per class to make centers of cherry blossoms, dowels or wooden skewers with pointy ends cut off, pipe cleaner for hanging, glue, and scissors. Skewers available at grocery store; napkins, streamers, straws, and pipe cleaners available at Dollar Tree.
WANT MORE LESSONS ON JAPAN?
Try our bundle! GET THREE LESSONS IN ONE, ALL ON JAPAN.
Bundle includes a country study, a lesson about the samurai in feudal Japan, and a look at Kodomo no Hi (Children's Day).
Or, take a look at our individual lessons:
Japan! A Country Study Grades 3 - 8
Japan! A Country Study Grades K - 3
Japan! Hanami, Cherry Blossom Festival
Japan! Kamishibai Storytelling, Tell the Story of Haichiko
Japan! Kodomo no Hi, or Children's Day Festival
Japan! The Geisha
Japan! The Samurai
The History of Japan as Told by the Ancient Gingko Tree Grades 3 - 5
The History of Japan as Told by the Ancient Gingko Tree Grades K - 2
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