Tomodachi o Tsukurimashou

Lesson 7

Lesson Preparation: Each student needs at least 4 origami or square paper (not too big), grey lead pencils and scissors.

Additional activity: They will need A3 paper, colour pencils and glue.

Victorian Curriculum/Essential Learnings:

Interact with the teacher and peers in regular classroom routines and structured interactions.

Create short spoken informative and descriptive texts related to their personal world with the support of modelled language, scaffolded examples and resources such as word lists.

They demonstrate their understanding of the importance in Japanese of non-verbal communication such as bowing.

Locate some hiragana on the Hiragana chart.

Hinamatsuri Doll Festival.

Introducing the Girl's Festival.

In Japan, every year on the 3rd of March comes a traditional celebration known properly as Hina Matsuri (雛祭り) or, in English, Girl’s Day. The holiday is focuses on a family’s hope that their daughter or granddaughter will grow up healthily, happily and successfully. Hina Ningyō (雛人形), dolls are dislayed in a family’s home from mid-February to March 4th.


Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako


Each student needs least 4 origami or square pieces of paper. They will also need grey lead pencils and scissors.

ohina sama-Empress

odairi sama-emperior

ougi (sensu)-fan

bon bori-Lantern

Additional Activity

Students will paste all of their kirigami craft onto an A3 or A4 piece of paper and then they can decorate the background.

momo no hana-peach blossom

sakura-cherry blossom