Tomodachi o Tsukurimashou

Lesson 7

Lesson Preparation: Please print out x1 template sheet per student. They will also need scissors and x1 origami or square paper and a grey lead pencil.

Additional activity: Students will need A3 paper, glue and colouring pencils.

Victorian Curriculum/Essential Learnings:

Use formulaic expressions and gestures in exchanging greetings and farewells.

Mimic Japanese pronunciation, intonation and rhythm through shared reading and singing.

When listening to simple repetitive spoken texts, they identify key words such as names and demonstrate comprehension by actions.

Hinamatsuri

Introducing Girl's Festival.

In Japan, every year on the 3rd of March comes a traditional celebration known as momo-no-sekku (桃の節句) but more casually referred to as Hina Matsuri (雛祭り) or, in English, as Girl’s Day. The holiday 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 displayed in a family’s home from mid-February to March 4th.


About Hinamatsuri

hinamatsuri_ppt.ppt

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako

Kirigami

Template.PDF

kirigami template

Please print out x1 template sheet per student.

They also need scissors.

Kirigami sakura-cherry blossom

Student need x1 origami or square paper and a grey lead pencil.

*If we have time we can make cherry blossom.

Additional Activity (30 minutes)

Students can use this time to paste their kirigami emperor and empress craft on A3 or A4 paper and they can then decorate this.