Social Studies and Geography
Learning Japanese Numbers 1-20
A Kid’s Life in Japan
Kid’s Web Japan
Japan is extremely mountainous, with very little arable land (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Activity Village Children’s Day Unit
Volcanoes Unit Study / lapbook
Science Bob Make Your Own volcano
volcano Song (my son asks to listen to this everyday!)
Free Weather Unit
4 Seasons in a Year Song
Counting by 2′s
Counting by 2′s Song
Have your child find all (or maybe some) of the pairs of shoes (clogs) in your house and practice counting by 2′s.
Another idea is to paint your child’s feet red and have them walk across a large piece of butcher paper and then count their steps by 2′s.
Patterns: Party Lanterns
Show Me the Money Song (learning coins)
To Market, To Market Song
Peter Pig’s Money Counter Online Game (choose easy)
Take what you’ve learned so far and apply it to this Money Sort Worksheet. Now take it step further with this Let’s Go Shopping Worksheet.
Discuss the following time references with your child and ask them to tell something that relates to them using these references. Then, see if they can find them in the story.
new/young vs. old
One evening when the sun was going down,….
The sun was just setting
May it be fine tomorrow!
after a while
more than two months
The very next day
it’s getting late
A long, long time has passed since then.
Bible and Character Training
Kids of Integrity Honesty Lesson
An Object Lesson for Kids on Honesty
Lessons on Stewardship for kids
Stewardship for the Whole Family
Using yellow to show light:
Notice with your child throughout A Pair of Red Clogs that the artist used yellow to show light. You can just discuss this or have your child give it a shot with something simple.
Using color pencil and black ink as your medium:
Art Made Easy Drawing with Ink Lesson
Art Made Easy Using Colored Pencils Lesson
Primary and Secondary Colors Art Lesson
Value Scale Worksheet Printable
Showing action in figures:
We got the idea of making our action figures from pipe cleaners here.
Talk about what reminiscing means with your child. Make sure they know that reminiscing is when you tell a story from the past. Tell your child a story from their past. Then watch this video about past tense verbs.
Expressing sounds through words
In A Pair of Red Clogs the author used words to describe the sound of clogs on an old stone road. Point this out to your child, then ask you child to make some noise and try to describe the sound with words. Example, hit pan lids together and then say bang, clang, clap!
For now just make your child aware of what the sign is called and have them look for it in the book. Explain that the hyphen between these words joins them together.
Words on Trucks Compound Words Video
Fun Compound Video to do with you child.
Break it Up Compound Words Online Game
Have your child try to find the compound words in A Pair of Red Clogs. They are listed below. Another suggestion would be to make a game with index cards, or better yet, if you can add these words to pictures of clogs to make a pair and match up each half of the compound word. You could also write the words whole of the index cards and have your child cut them apart and then put them back together.
Cl blend words
Clogs is a cl blend word. Ask your child is they can think of any other words that start with the cl sound?
Cl blend matching cards (scroll down to blend sorts and click on the cl blend, it even is clog as one of the words)
cl beginning sound video
og word family
og word family worksheet packet from Little Book Lane (advanced)
School Sparks Word Family Sliders (scroll down and click on the og family worksheet)
Word Family “og” book
Field Trip Idea
Japanese Steak House
Grocery Store and head to the area that has Japanese food items
A Pair of Red Clogs Squidoo Unit Study
Delightfully Learning’s FIAR
What We Did
(I pencil drew this cover myself.)
(We have tornadoes in our state, so we read a book about them and make a mini-book about the different types.)
(We used pipe cleaners to make our “action figure.”)
(We learned about magma and lava.)
(We wrote a Haiku poem.)
(We learned about Japan, weather and the seasons.)