Level 3: Japan Supplies

Here’s what you need for Week 1:

Books (find at your local library or order below on Amazon):

Supplies (use what you have, but here are links to shop if you need anything):

Note: We break down our supply list so you can choose what you need based on which lessons you plan to do with your child.

Japan map activities:

Kofuns mound model:

Torii model:

  • LEGO or recycled materials

Japanese screen craft:

Samurai warrior craft:

Samurai comic:

Udon recipe:

Here’s what you need for Week 2:

Books (find at your local library or order below on Amazon):

Optional chapter books:

Supplies (use what you have, but here are links to shop if you need anything):

Note: We break down our supply list so you can choose what you need based on which lessons you plan to do with your child.

The Wave art project:

DIY volcano puzzle (or you can purchase the below options from Etsy):

Optional supplies from Etsy:

Origami bookmark:

Origami throwing star:

Paper theater:

Turtle life cycle activities:

Endangered turtle game:

Felt sushi craft:

Sushi recipe:

  • sushi kit
  • 3 cups cooked & seasoned sushi rice [made from 1 cup (230g) Japanese rice]
  • 3 tablespoons 45g – ¼ cup (63g) Japanese mayonnaise (or sub for regular Mayo)
  • 200 grams (~6 pieces) imitation or cooked real crab meat , shredded (or try canned tuna or canned chicken if that is a more familiar flavor, or leave it out all together)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 (196g) avocado, seeded, pitted, and sliced
  • ¼ (110g) English cucumber, julienne cut
  • 2 sheets toasted sushi nori (roasted seaweed sheets)
  • 8 grams toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Sushi game:

Here’s what you need for Week 3:

Books (find at your local library or order below on Amazon):

Supplies (use what you have, but here are links to shop if you need anything):

Note: We break down our supply list so you can choose what you need based on which lessons you plan to do with your child.

Sumo at home:

Japanese word activities:

Cherry tree craft:

Bonsai tree craft:

DIY Japanese garden:

Pyramid magnet experiment:

Red cabbage pH experiment:

  • red cabbage leaves
  • blender
  • fine strainer or coffee filter
  • pipettes
  • small clear containers or jars
  • safety goggles (optional, but recommended for stronger substances below)
  • household substances to test, such as:
    • lemon juice
    • soda
    • baking soda
    • dish soap
    • coffee
    • glass cleaner
    • vinegar
    • shampoo
    • mouthwash
    • milk
    • tomato juice
    • hot sauce
    • antacid
    • laundry detergent
    • shaving foam
    • orange juice

Ramen recipe:

Here’s what you need for Week 4:

Books (find at your local library or order below on Amazon):

Supplies (use what you have, but here are links to shop if you need anything):

Note: We break down our supply list so you can choose what you need based on which lessons you plan to do with your child.

Tsunami demonstrations:

Woodcut art craft:

Anime drawing:

Wooden bead necklaces:

Tea + Poetry cookies:

Street food recipe:

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Published by learnandliveletter

The Learn + Live Letter is a play- and project-based homeschool curriculum for children ages 3-11.

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