This week we are exploring Japan. A Country we were lucky to visit last year. We had a wonderful time including several days at Tokyo Disneyland. We brought home Kimonos and an appreciation for Japanese food, which I look forward to having this week. I will update this post later in the week as we explore Japan.
I love trying new food and trying to get my kids to try it. It’s part of our travel experience. The great thing about being home is that you can have the kids help out making the food as an activity.
- Sushi*we used smoke salmon and cooked shrimp
- Candy Sushi *
- Okonomiyaki: okonomiyaki sauce on amazon for Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki you will need Soba too.
- Yokitori we used okonomiyaki sauce above
- Tonkatsu Curry
- Wasabi peas
*easier for smaller kids to help
Stories are a great way for kids to learn about Japan
Movies / TV Shows
- Detective Pichatchu
- Japanese Anime
- Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift
- Ramen Girl
- Pokémon Detective Pikachu
- Lego Nijago
- Watch the above Maiko Video
- Find Japan on the map
- Create a Japanese Flag and learn its meaning
- LEGO Ninjago building
- make a Japanese hand fan with Popsicle sticks
- Dress up in Kimonos and Japanese tea ceremony
- Learn to Fan Dance
- Karate or Judo
- Cook Japanese Food.
- Play Pokemon cards
- Nintendo / Sega gaming
Online Education and Exploration
- Learn some Japanese words or Join Duolingo
- Learn about famous landmarks
- Write you name in Japanese. you can use Translator