Fun Day Out Activities

Japanese Experience

Wasabi Kids

Unique, Fun and Interactive!

Providing authentic cultural performances for children by using traditional educational resources and teaching methods that are commonly used in Japan.

This experience is designed for children to understand and be aware of cultural differences in the world and encourage them to experience the Japanese culture whilst having fun.

“Wasabi kids was a great show. Aiko had a really great demeanor and had all the children engaged. It was a really informative fun show.”
Maria, Clemton Park OOSH

Highlights

  • Japanese Language
  • Hearing the Taiko Drums
  • Seasonal Slide
  • Cultural Props

What's Included?

  • A traditional workshop featuring stories, games and more!
  • Full compliance verification and documentation

For Schools

  • Suitable for all Primary stages.
  • Workshop can be structured to align with your school timetable.

 

In HSIE, students will develop knowledge, skills and understanding:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the features and characteristics of places and environments across a range of scales.
  • develop knowledge and understanding of interactions between people, places, and environments.
  • apply geographical tools for geographical inquiry.
  • develop skills to acquire, process and communicate geographical information.
  • develop knowledge and understanding about the nature of history and key changes and developments from the past.
  • develop knowledge and understanding about key historical concepts and develop the skills to undertake the process of historical inquiry.

Virtual Option

What is provided:

  • An interactive activity delivered via Zoom.
  • Your Zoom link and instructions on how to connect will be sent to you before your session starts.
  • Each Virtual Experience can be custom tailored for your group.

What you will need to provide:

  • Access to Zoom.
  • For large groups a big screen would be ideal, and a laptop or tablet for small groups.

Facilitator Profile

In Japan, Aiko Shiga worked as a kindy teacher where she taught children aged 3-6 years old. In 2007, she moved to Sydney and started studying children’s services again as she was curious of  early childhood education in Australia.

While she was studying, she realised that there are some differences in educating children between Australia and Japan. Although she was enjoying the Australian way of educating children, she missed the Japanese props and songs she used as an educator in Japan, as the Japanese children absolutely loved them.

As Australia is a multicultural country and it is important to educate children of cultural diversity,  Aiko thought it would be great to introduce these Japanese prop and songs to Australian children.

She tried these Japanese props and songs at the long day care centre where she worked and found the children to be very interested. Soon they started asking her to do some more.

Her aim is for children in Australia to experience authentic Japanese culture and have fun by looking at images, using traditional Japanese props, music and games, just like children in  Japan.

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Thank you so much for today it was great! The children like it and engaged all the time. I really appreciate this last minute assistance :)
Mona
Little Smarties
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Wasabi Kids Experience was fantastic! The children were engaged and loved the show. The puppet was a particularly favourite part of the show. Aiko was wonderful.
Nathan
WHOOSH
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The Japanese show today by Aiko was amazing. It was fun and interactive. ALL the children were engaged and participated. It was educational allowing the children learn about Japan and its culture and the children learnt some interesting facts as well as staff. The children loved it and one child saying “That was an outstanding performance!”
Melissa
Telopea BASC
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Aiko’s Wasabi kids Japanese experience was totally engaging. Aiko captured the imagination of the whole group of children aged 6 years to 11years. Engaging, culturally education and lots of fun! Thank you Aiko.
OFG Care
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It was engaging, fun, informative and the highlighting of our year so far. We would highly recommend this wonderful show.
Leichhardt OOSH
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The lady who ran this incursion was great! She had majority of the children engaged throughout the incursion and provided them with multiple opportunities to get up and get involved which I think helped with engagement as previously some of our incursions involving different cultures have been less active and engaging.
Comms At Work Monash
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The children were able to participate in the incursion as the presenter picked different children to participate in different activities. The children enjoyed learning about the Japanese culture.
Comms At Work Isabella Plains ELC
Rated 5 out of 5
Wasabi kids was a great show. Aiko had a really great demeanor and had all the children engaged. It was a really informative fun show.
Maria
Clemton Park

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