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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Kodomo no Hi - a Japanese FREEBIE!

This is our first year "celebrating" Kodomo no Hi, Japan's Children's Day. With Mag having one Japanese uncle and another Japanese almost-uncle, I'm not sure how we missed this event in past years... but anyway, better late that never.

For today's focused fun, we learned color names in Japanese. There's something fun (and easy!) about color names in other languages, isn't there?

I made a mini-poster and a coloring sheet for this activity, which are available for FREE at my TpT* store. The poster is in Japanese (complete with Japanese characters!). Each coloring sheet combines Japanese with 1 of 4 languages, English, Spanish, French, or German, making them perfect for school, homeschool, dual language immersion programs, everyone!

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FREE coloring sheets available in English, Spanish, French, and German

*Why do I love TpT? 80,000+ free teaching resources (like my Kodomo no Hi freebie!)... plus a lot of great not-free ones, too... what's not to love? Race on over and become a member!

More Kodomo no Hi coming soon...

Edited to add:
This post is linked up to "Manic Monday" FREEBIE linky party at Classroom Freebies. Swing over to check out 90+ freebies (at the time of this posting... more to come, I'm sure).

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday


  1. This is wonderful! I just shared on pinterest, fb, and twitter;). I'm so excited to explore your blog!! Are you on the multicultural bloggers fb page? (I'm always bad at matching names with sites:). If not I can send you an invite!

    1. Thanks for the shares, Becky! Such a fun way to get some new travelers through! No, I'm not on the fb page you mentioned, because guess what... I'm not on fb. I know, hard to believe, isn't it? But it's on my to-do list, so I'll be checking out that page when I get there. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. Thank you for linking up the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop - I love your poster and coloring sheets! What a wonderful way to learn some Japanese and such a bonus that you offer it in so many different languages. Thank you!

  3. You are right, there is something fun about learning color names in other languages! The poster is beautiful! Thanks for sharing at the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop.

  4. What a fun way to celebrate Kodomo no Hi, Japan's Children's Day! Especially with a free printable! Thanks for linking up at the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop #4!