Cultural Connections :: France, Kenya & Tanzania, Japan

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Cultural Connections Unit 1Cultural Connections is a series of 12 week long, literature based, hands-on curriculum guides that have been designed to be used with 6-8 year old children. These guides have been created to help introduce young students to the cultures and people from around the world. We will focus on the elements of life that we all have in common such as family, food, festivals, crafts, music, and games.

Unit One will include activities for France, Kenya, Tanzania, and Japan. Make a stained glass window, roll your own sushi, and learn to play Mancala.

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France, Kenya, Tanzania, Japan Blog Entries

Shisima Game Tutorial

June 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

Tingatinga Painting Tutorial

June 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

Rolled Paper Beads Instructions

June 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

Fukuwarai Game Tutorial (Lucky Laugh)

June 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

Quiche Loraine Recipe

June 29, 2017 / 2 Comments

Mahamri Recipe

June 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

Mount Kilimanjaro Coloring Page – Tanzania

June 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Impressionist Painting Tutorial for Children

June 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Salt Dough Beads Directions

June 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Great Wave Craft Project

June 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

Sushi Recipe to Make With Children

June 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

Honey Castella Cake Recipe

June 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

Mime Activities for Children

June 25, 2017 / 2 Comments

How to Play Mancala and Make a Game Board

June 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

How to Play the French Escargot Game

June 22, 2017 / 4 Comments

Bharazi Recipe

June 15, 2017 / 0 Comments

Paper Rose Stained Glass Windows Project

June 13, 2017 / 2 Comments

How to Fold an Origami Angel Fish

June 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

French Chocolate Sable Cookie Recipe

June 8, 2017 / 4 Comments

How to Make A Japanese Fish Kite

June 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

Cultural Connections Reviews

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  • 7/12/17 – On page 3 Week 6, Paper Bead Crafts should read Clay Bead Crafts

France, Kenya & Tanzania, Japan Books & Supplies

Cultural Connections Unit 1 :: France, Kenya & Tanzania, Japan

Primary Stories

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We All Went On Safari
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A Carp for Kimiko
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Adele and Simon by Barbara McClintock | Marcel Marceau by Gloria Spielman | Gustave Eiffel’s Spectacular Idea by Sharon Cooper | Beauty and the Beast ill. by Kinuko Craft | We All Went on a Safari by Laurie Krebs | Mama Panyau2019s Pancakes by Mary & Rich Chamberlin |Planting the Trees of Kenya by Claire Nivola | Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales (Kenya & Tanzania) |A Carp for Kimiko by Virginia Kroll | The Sound of Silence by Katrina Goldsaito | Kamishibai Man by Allen Say | Little One-Inch by Florence Sakade

Geography Resources

The Travel Book |Children Just Like Me |Spotlight on France | Spotlight on Kenya | Spotlight on Japan | Wee Sing Around the World | Flags of World 96 Color Stickers | World Map for Kids

Craft Supplies

Science Activities

Recycle!: A Handbook for Kids
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Young Scientist Series Kit 1 | Recycle! A Handbook for Kids | Composting: Nature’s Recyclers | Measuring Penny | What Makes a Magnet

Additional Books

Below is a list of alternative and additional books that go along with this unit. Use these books if you cannot find one of the scheduled stories or as an add-on to extend the unit. Some of these books were used in a previous edition of the unit and may be out of print. Others were books that we just didn’t have room to include in the schedule. Many of the books are titles that have been recommended to us by our readers. Note: we have not read all of the books listed below so please preview any book listed here before reading it with your child. If you have a book that you would like to recommend to our readers, please post the title and author in the comments and we will add it to the list. Thanks!


Madame Martine by Sarah Brannen

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

The Cat Who Walked Across France by Kate Banks

Linnea in Monet’s Garden by Christina Bjork

*Stone Soup by Marcia Brown

*There are several versions of this story, but this one specifically takes place in the French country side.

This is Paris Hardcover by Miroslav Sasek

A Walk in Paris Hardcover by Salvatore Rubbino

Pastry School in Paris: An Adventure in Capacity by Cindy Neuschwander

A Lion in Paris Hardcover by Beatrice Alemagna

Paris Up, Up and Away by Helene Druver

Are You a Kenyan Child? by Kelly Cunnane

On a Road in Africa by Kim Doner

Here Is the African Savanna by Madeleine Dunphy

Safari, So Good!: All About African Wildlife by Bonnie Worth

A Savanna Habitat by Bobbie Kalman

Wangari’s Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter

A Pair of Red Clogs by Masako Matsuno

The Paper Crane by Molly Bang

You Wouldn’t Want to be a Ninja by John Malam

You Wouldn’t Want to be a Samurai by Fiona MacDonald

**Sadako by Eleanor Coerr

**The East-West House by Christy Hale

**Both of these books have difficult subject matter; preview before reading to your child!


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  1. I am incredibly thankful for all the homeschool companions you have put together. SimpleSeasons saved my first year of homeschooling and brought life & joy into my Kindergartener’s first year. I was first drawn to WeeFolk Art as I was seeking meaningful crafts that my Kindergartener could complete. Arts and crafts do not come naturally to me. Each craft here is lovely to look at and/or has a sense of purpose. The study of cultures and countries around us is SO needed, and I am grateful this companion guide can lead me to teach a love of learning about our world and neighbors – however different and similar we may be.

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      This actually all started because Michelle wasn’t finding a meaningful and gentle way to start her children’s education. It rather evolve. We are so thrilled to be able to share it with others. And, I couldn’t agree with you more about the importance of learning about other cultures. In the end our similarities are much greater than our differences. When you realized that, acceptance of differences seems natural! ~Kimara~

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