Celebrate the Japanese holiday of Kodomo no Hi, or Children's Day! Make a Koinobori, or Carp Fish Streamer!
Includes a full lesson with a PowerPoint slideshow as well as a fun craft!
Typically, this product has been taught to younger children (grades K - 6), but older children can enjoy this as a fun craft supplement to Asian or Japanese studies in middle and high school.
JAPAN: Kodomo no Hi, or Children’s Day (25 pages total), includes the following lessons:
Children’s Day - lesson including images to present as you teach
Koinobori – Carp Fish Streamers (craft)
The craft includes a printable.
Materials needed for craft include white standard size cardstock (you will print printable on this), tissue paper, crayons, diluted acrylic paints or watercolors (diluted acrylics used in samples shown; we used tiny 2 oz. bottles from Michaels and purchased with 40% off coupon), permanent markers, scissors, and string. Cotton balls and q-tips are used to apply paint. Cotton balls, q-tips, tissue paper, and string (twine) purchased from Dollar Tree - one pack of each plenty for a class.
GET THIS AS PART OF THE INTRODUCTION TO JAPAN BUNDLE!
Would you like to present more lessons on Japan? THIS LESSON IS PART OF AN INTRODUCTION TO JAPAN BUNDLE!
Get three lessons in one, all on Japan! Lessons include a country study, a lesson about the samurai in feudal Japan, and a look at Kodomo no Hi (Children's Day)!
OR, GET THIS AS PART OF THE CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD BUNDLE!
This is part of a bundled unit called Celebrations Around the World!
which features celebrations in 5 countries: Italy, India, Turkey, Japan, and South Africa!
OR, TAKE A LOOK AT OUR INDIVIDUAL LESSONS ON JAPAN!
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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