When I asked my boys what country they wanted to learn about this month, Japan popped out of their mouths. Japan huh, OK, perfect I thought. The week before we had gone to see Emperor’s New Clothes at The Children’s Theatre. It’s a comedy based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen as retold in Japan. The kids were laughing through the whole performance .
This week we followed the play up by learning more about Japan. I came across this great website for kids. We learned about the history, food, housing, and culture of Japan.
We tried sushi and tempura. We even ate with chopsticks, which I found amusing.
These two were the ninjas of the chopsticks!
We had a blast making origami frogs. They are now our new pets!
It was really neat to learn about Japan’s traditions and customs, hopefully someday we will be able to visit!