Tomodachi o Tsukurimashou

Lesson 2

Lesson Preparation: Children will be placed in groups of 3-4 and each group will need an A3 sheet of paper and textas/drawing pencils. Each child will need a Hiragana Chart.

Additional activity: Please print out 1x Japanese workbook cover per student.They also need colour pencils and glue.

Victorian Curriculum: Exchange greetings and introduce and share information about self with the teacher and peers using simple language and gestures. Recognise and copy some hiragana.

Hiragana chart


Let's explore Japan

2021 Senior Lesson 2 - About Japan.pptx

What do you already know about Japan?

Children will work in groups of 3-4 and using A3 paper they will list everything they know about Japan.

Share time

As a whole group we will discuss what the children listed. Student can add to their list if they think of anything else.


What would we like to know about Japan? Each group is to come up with two

'wonderings' about Japan.

Additional Activity (30 minutes)

Below are two activities. For schools that have already completed their Japanese Workbook Covers you can access 'The True Size' website where children can compare the size of Australia with other countries. Read more below.

Japanese Book Cover 2021.pdf

Japanese workbook cover

Please print out 1x book cover sheet per student.

*がっこうめい (gakkomei) means school name

*なまえ(namae) means student name

Jump to 'The true size of...' Website then type in 'Australia'.

Then you can move the map of Australia to other countries First, see if you can drag Australia over the top of the map of Japan.