2022 FESTIVAL
MARCH 20 - APRIL 17

Words & Numbers

Lesson Attachments

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Activity 1: Japanese Flashcards
→ Have fun learning simple words in Japanese!

Activity 2: Let’s count in Japanese!
→ Learn how to count in Japanese while identifying the number of cherry blossom (sakura) trees around the Tidal Basin with NCBF Goodwill Ambassador Rika Kaneshige.  Color the trees with this fun printable!

Activity 3: Showing Respect in Japanese from Planet Word
→ Do you greet all the people you know in the same way? Learn from Planet Word’s Japanese language ambassador, Mariko, as she teaches us to respectfully greet people in Japanese.

Activity 4: Smithsonian Gardens’s Habitat Exhibit
Visit seven online exhibits to learn about various habitats, then download accompanying crossword puzzles to test your knowledge.  Go straight to the Bug B&B Habitat crossword here.

Activity 5: Word Searches from the Japan Information & Culture Center
 Complete three fun word searches all around Japanese culture!
Sheet 1: Japanese Expressions
Sheet 2: Cherry Blossoms
Sheet 3: Games & Fun

Activity 6: Cherry Blos-sums
Try out some math equations with cherry blossom fun facts!

Activity 7: Cherry Blossom Word Search
Search for eight blossom words by looking across, up, or down the rows.

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