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October 31, 2009

A Pair of Red Clogs

Our week with A Pair of Red Clogs was a great way to introduce our boys to the Japanese culture. The boys favorite day of the week was Art lesson day.
Here's our table setup for the morning. The boys colored a Japanese scene with pencils and tried to copy techniques from the book's illustrations.
Then, following the manual idea, we played a game of finding action body figures using a guide with "stick figure" drawings. This was so much fun that the boys decided to trace their own figures and have the other person find them.
Then we made some flyers and spinners with fancy origami paper I got at the thrift store for 50 cents a pack!

And we ended our day by playing the "weather telling game" like Mako in the story. Caleb manged to get his slipper land sideways twice. It was also a rainny day which made it more fun for the boys.

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3 comments:

The Closet Therapist said...

Hi there!! I found your blog and it looks so great! Your kids are so blessed to be learning about other parts of the world. It was great visiting with you today and look forward to seeing you soon.

Jennifer

ami said...

Great job! :-) Where did you get the instructions for the origami? Just curious! :) Ami

Elinette said...

I got the instructions from the Usborne Book of Papercrafts. The "flyer" was a basic plane/glider/flyer instructions but the small size made it spin a lot. They loved it. And the flying saucer (circle one) was a bit more complicared but it was still fun to make. :)