In this activity, children will make a paper carp which may be flown at their own homes on May 5th. Skills reinforced through this activity include: greater understanding of traditions, aesthetic awareness, symbolism, fine motor skills, visual discrimination and awareness, measurement and following directions.
Pre-Kindergarten,Elementary School (K-3),Elementary School (4-5)
Lesson or Activity
In Thailand, people build small spirit houses in front of their homes and businesses to bring good luck to the people living and working inside. Spirit houses can be found nearly everywhere in Thailand, from the busy city to the remote villages in the north. Create your own spirit house with these easy to follow instructions and template.
Asian Art Museum Storyteller, Miriam Mills, engages pre-school students in the museum's Korea galleries by telling a Korean folktale about a tiger and a puppy using artworks from the Asian Art Museum's collection.