Using the imagery of fireworks, lanterns, lotuses, and kites children can participate in activities such as drumming and storytelling in the new exhibit located on the 2nd floor of the Children’s Museum of South Dakota.
Looking to discover more Asian Culture?
Take a look at these resources provided by the Freeman Foundation and the Association of Children’s Museums.
Read Asian Literature
Get cozy in our exhibit space and read the many books provided.
Or, check out this list by the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) that focuses on narratives from China, Japan, and South Korea and is categorized by grade level.
Go on a Virtual Adventure
Adventure through Asia to learn about its diverse countries and cultures.
The Asia Society Texas Center has designed many at-home lessons and activities to help spark curiosity about Asia and begin to foster cultural empathy while exploring 7 diverse Asian cultures.
Learn About Cultural Celebrations in Asia
Check out the Asian Art Museum’s Cultural Celebrations resources to:
Learn about Japanese folktales
Create a mini kamishibai (paper play) and learn about Japan’s most popular stories
Explore a Japanese House
Learn about the machiya, a traditional urban house from Kyoto, Japan. A reconstruction of a well-preserved machiya is located at the Boston Children’s Museum, and you can even take a virtual tour.
Here are a few activities from the Boston Children’s Museum that are designed to help you learn even more about Japanese culture.
Get Up and Moving
Learn the Ribbon Dance to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Children can learn a series of beautiful and fun movements and learn how to draw shapes in the air with props easily found at home.