If you’ve been following my blog, we started our Asia Unit last month and so far we successfully completed our Southeast Asia Study. In this post, I present to you materials and activities we worked last week for East Asia.
Maps and Flags
As you all by now, we ALWAYS start our continent/country study with maps and flags. This will familiarize the child of the subject’s location and each of the country’s national symbol. For the East Asia, we identified three major countries: China, Japan and South Korea
Again, we used Lego to recreate flags. This activity is similar to our Southeast Asia flag activity.
We have painting/crafts activity and Lego play. Our tablet is very useful for this activity. We used it to view pictures (for clear view) and watch videos related to our study.
- Asian Landmarks Cards for other activities (3-part cards, fact cards).
- Pink Tissue Paper
Famous landmark for Japan is Mount Fuji
We chose Great Walls of China as our subject here. Here we use our fact cards, which Mavi reads while we view the bigger picture in our tablet.
We are using the Japanese numbers in this activity. I painted the characters on papers and cut them for presentation. Now Mavi has to make the characters as well.
After the activity, Mavi was like “Mom it is so difficult!”.
Arts and Crafts
We made oriental fans and learned how to make origami items. For the oriental fans, we used paper plates, used watercolor for the background and black tempera paint for the details. Our origami papers are homemade because the real ones are so expensive in this side of the world. They’re colored crafts paper and I cut them to a size of 6 x 6 inches.
We used lots of books, but here are my son’s favourites [aff.links]:Follow Pinay Homeschooler's board Continent Study: Asia on Pinterest.