Around the World
What do we know about Japan? Have you heard of the country before? Do we know anyone there? Pull out your map: where is it located? How could we get there from our home? Watch this clip. Write Japan in the kids' passport and you/they can stamp it at the beginning or end of the day, with whatever you have at home, stamps, stickers, or draw their own!
Choose 2-3 20-30 minute activities from the options below:
Pre-prepare rice. Make sure you have bought all the ingredients in advance. Add your kids favourites. Keep it simple. Mine like tuna+mayo, and fresh salmon, for eg. Watch this clip for guidance and also how to make sushi without a mat
DIY Indoor Volcano
Japan has over 100 active volcanoes, more than almost any other country and accounts alone for about 10 % of all active volcanoes in the world. Here is an easy clip on how to make one at home that the kids will love!
- Baking soda
- Birthday party hat (or make your own cardboard cone)
- Dish soap
- Food colouring (optional)
Colour the Flag
Draw and colour the flag of Japan. Write the country name in English (and your kid's second language if relevant). Switch up the core material each day - paper, cardboard - as well as the size.
Japan is known for making lots of different types of cars. So since the kids don’t drive cars yet (!) go for a bike/scooter ride.