Make your Own Fish Kite

Grade Range: K-4
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities, Worksheets
Date Posted: 6/10/2008

In this activity, students will learn how to make their own fish kites, called koinobori. Koinobori are an important expression of Japanese culture that became an important part of life for children in Japanese American internment camps during World War II. This resource is included in an OurStory module entitled Life in a WWII Japanese American Internment Camp. OurStory is a series of modules designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together through the use of objects from the Museum's vast collections, quality children's literature, and engaging hands-on activities. Ideal for afterschool use, OurStory resources allow students to think critically, to be creative, and to achieve academic standards both in and out of the classroom.

National Standards

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Instructional Strategies