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. Children in Year 1/2 will need a Hiragana Chart.

Additional activity:: Please print out 1x Japanese workbook cover per student.They 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.



Let's explore Japan

Lesson 2 Japan mapping junior.pptx

What do you already know about Japan?

Children will work in mixed ability groups 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 hear new information.


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

'wondering' about Japan.

Additional Activity (30 minutes)

Below are two activities. For schools that have already completed their Japanese Workbook Covers you can print out 1 set of 'Australia? or Japan?' activity sheet.

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

Australia and Japan activity.pptx

Australia? or japan?

Please print out 1 set of Australia and Japan activity sheet per student.

Student need to cut all of pictures then paste in the correct country side.

They also need to draw a picture something Japanese(ex sushi) and Australian then paste on it.

If student finished cut and paste they can colour in.