Japanese Carp Kites/Children's Day
1. Lesson Overview
A Lesson for Kindergarten Students, Ages 4 to 6
Designed by Loren Fawcett, Education Assistant, Allen Memorial Art Museum
Japanese Children's Day (Kodomo no hi)
Academic Content Standards
- Students will listen to the story A Carp for Kimiko and discuss its theme/lesson.
- Students will be introduced to the Japanese holiday, Children's Day, formerly known as Boy's Day.
- Students will design and create their own carp kite.
- Visual Arts
- NA-VA K-4.1: Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner
- NA-VA K-4.3: Students know the visual arts have both a history and specific relationships to various cultures
- NA-VA K-4.5: Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art
- NA-VA K-4.6: Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum
Ohio State Standards
- NSS-G.K-12.1: Understand how to use maps to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective (finding Japan)
- NSS-G.K-12.2: Understand how culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions.
- Visual Arts
- Benchmark 1A: Recognize and describe visual art forms and artworks from various times and places.
- Benchmark 1C: Identify and describe the different purposes people have for creating works of art
- Benchmark 2A: Demonstrate knowledge of visual art materials, tools, techniques, and processes by using them expressively and skillfully.
- Benchmark 3A: Identify and describe the visual features and characteristics in works of art.
- Benchmark 4A: Apply basic reasoning skills to understand why works of art are made and valued.
- Benchmark 5B: Use the visual arts as a means to understand concepts and topics studied outside the arts.
- Identify that there are many distinct environments that support different kinds of organisms.
- Investigate the different structures of plants and animals that help them live in different environments (e.g. gills).
A freshwater fish (Cyprinus carpio) of Europe and Asia that is frequently bred in ponds and lakes.
a light structure or framework that is covered with cloth, plastic, or paper, and is designed to be flown in the air/wind at the end of a long string.
Kodomo no hi
Japanese Children's Day; May 5 holiday that once only celebrated young boys but now honors all children
Bright-colored carp of Japan and eastern Asia.
Japanese word for Carp kites; traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Children's Day; made by drawing carp patterns on paper, cloth, or other nonwoven fabric and then allowed to flutter in the wind; also known as satsuki-nobori.
A tapered, open-ended sleeve that shows the direction of the wind blowing through it.
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