Culture - Day 5 grades K-3 learning activities
These activities will help youth build awareness and learn to identify international resources and activities to try. They can be done alone, but work best with friends over a video chat like Skype, Zoom, Facetime, etc.
Trivia question: What is the world’s tallest waterfall?
A) Angel Falls B) Browne Falls C) Yosemite Falls
- Walk around the room.
- Now walk around again, slowly.
- Walk around again normally.
- Walk around again very slowly.
- Walk around one more time very, very slowly.
Korean Fan Craft
- 2 pieces of paper
- Paint or markers
- Refer to page 3 as reference
Handheld fans have been used in art, dance, and poetry for centuries.
Help your child make their own fan:
- Tape two pieces of white paper together on the short side, so you end up with one long white paper.
- Turn it over so you don’t paint on the tape.
- Draw a design that will look nice on the fan. Make it slightly stretched out, since it will shrink down when you fold it.
- Paint or color the design.
- Let it dry.
- Cut off the corners to make them rounded.
- Fold up the fan like an accordion (so it zig zags back and forth) starting from one short side of the paper.
- Tape one end together to make the handle. - 2 pieces of paper
The Korean Rock Game
- 5 small painted rocks
This is a traditional Korean game. It's similar to the game of 'jacks' but instead of metal toys, Koreans traditionally use rocks.
- Collect 5 small rocks with your child in your backyard.
- Put the rocks on the ground.
- Have your child pick up one rock. They will toss it in the air while quickly trying to pick up a second rock before catching the first one before it hits the ground. They should have 2 stones in the same hand.
- For the second round, try to pick up 2 rocks each time you throw one in the air.
- In the third round, try to pick up three rocks and so on.
- If the rock drops before catching or picking up the others, switch turns.
To make the game harder (don’t do this if your child could hurt themselves)
- Toss all of the rocks in the air and try to catch them on the back of your hand.
- Toss them up again and try to catch them on your palm.
- The number of rocks that you catch is your score.
- If you fail to catch them, it’s the next player’s turn.
- The goal is to get the highest score.
Korean Hopping Game
- Sidewalk chalk
- Flat stone or similar object (button, plastic toy, shell, etc.)
Help your child draw a line of 10 boxes on the ground. You can put two boxes next to each other in some places. For ideas, search for “hopscotch” on the internet.
Write a number in each box, starting with 1 in the bottom box and going up to 10 in the top box. Or, try drawing the characters in Korean:
- 일 - eel
- 이 - ee
- 삼 - sam
- 사 - sa
- 오 - o
- 육 - yook
- 칠 - chil
- 팔 - pal
- 구 - goo
- 십 - ship
- Throw your stone or other object so it lands on one of the boxes.
- Hop on each box from 1 to 10, skipping over the one your object landed on. Use one foot when there’s only one box and two feet when there’s two.
- Then hop on each box from 10 to 1, picking up your object on the way back.
- To make it harder, try to throw your object onto each number.
Ask your child:
- How does it feel to try things from another culture?
- Do you think that kids in Korea like to play the same kinds of games as kids in Canada?
- What other places in the world do you want to learn more about?
Mindfulness Activity Answer: A) Angel Falls is the tallest waterfall, it is in Venezuela