Welcome your student back to school by teaching them about the customs, celebrations, and events of the Japanese New Year! It is one of the most celebrated winter holidays in Japan and many of these traditional or modern practices have a special meaning to start the New Year right!
- Full text reading passage with comprehension questions and activities that requires students to match celebrations to emojis
- Printable pages of Emoji Task Cards for small groups, or an individual or team scavenger hunt
- Pages to print for students to take notes
- Suggested activities for each reading format
- Extended Writing Activity (Descriptive, Persuasive, or Narrative) related to the New Year's Cuisine
- Banner with Japanese hiragana that says "Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu," or "Happy New Year!"
- Japanese New Year Card Activity
- Japanese "First Calligraphy" Activity
- DIGITAL access* to the following:
- Emoji Slides + Notes/Comprehension
- Nonfiction reading + Comprehension and writing practice
- Emoji Escape Room
- "First Calligraphy" Activity
**Digital access means you will receive a PDF with links to make your own copy via Google Slides, Forms, and Jamboard.
Read more about 14 Emojis You Didn't Know Relate to Japanese New Year or check out other resources for Japanese celebrations such as Children's Day or dive into the Issei and Nisei experiences through Nonfiction Text Passages.
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