Our first package we received from the Cultural Exchange we participated in, was from Japan. Japan is such a fascinating country to study and we have been having an amazing time learning about this culture. The Japan Country Study printable pack is a great way to learn and has been a welcome addition to our Japan Country Study.
In our cultural exchange package, we received some Japanese erasers which the boys have been using, when needed, while completing their written work.
In the package, there was also some Japanese money. We researched Japanese money, talked about the Yen and how different it is to the money we have here in Australia.
Bento lunches are popular in Japan and in our package we received bento picks, so we decided to try they out for lunch one day. The boys helped create their lunch box that contained mandarin, carrot pieces cut into stars, Australia shaped sandwiches and heart shaped ham and cheese.
Also included was a bug styled sticker sheet. We researched the different types of bugs found all over the world before having fun placing the stickers all over the pictures.
Sushi is also a popular dish of Japan. I found a sushi kit at Woolworths and we decided to give it a try.
As we don’t eat a lot of seafood, we decided to place chicken in our sushi rolls.
The boys really enjoyed helping make the sushi, which was quite easy with the kit. They weren’t impressed with the taste, so I don’t think it will become a staple in our house.
We have never done any sand painting before, so completing the sand painting kit in our package was a new experience for the boys. And a fun one at that. As there was only one picture, they took turns at completing different area of the picture.
Also included was a Japanese fan, a paper plane, washi tape, decorations and some origami paper. After researching origami, we found some easy to follow instructions and created a boat and a butterfly. The Heart came in the package.
Japan is famous for the cherry blossoms. We learnt about the cherry blossoms in the Japan Country Study before creating our own cherry blossom art pieces. These were created by dabbing the bottom of a soda bottle into some red paint and tapping it on the paper, which they had already painted on a brown tree. We also created these Cherry Blossom Fans.
The boys also made their own fans from a coffee filter which they decorated themselves. The designed they decorated them with is the cherry blossom.
Sumo wrestling is a popular sport in Japan. The boys made a sumo wrestler from paper and pipe cleaners.
We used this amazing Japan Unit Study to go with all our products we received. This really helped the boys learn more about this amazing country. To complete this study you will have to provide your child with books relating to France and/or access to the internet for them to research the country for the answers.
There are so many activities in this study. The activities include:
- Learning about the Flag
- Decorating / colouring in the flag
- Mapping places on the map of Japan
- Finding Japan on the world map
- Learning about the country, population, money and language
- Learning about cherry blossoms
- Learn about origami
- Japanese Food
- Animals that live in Japan
- Japanese homes
- Japanese clothing
- Learning about Bonsai
- Learn about Famous Japanese people ~ Toru Takemitsu and Katsushika Hokusai
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