Giouji Hiragana - Wooden Tray Puzzle - JPN-A

$35.00 - $46.00

Giouji Hiragana Wooden Tray Puzzle A4 or A3

-A4 finished size (21cm x 29.7cm)
-A3 finished size (29.7cm x 42cm)
- various choices in number of pieces (see options below)
- Store flat in the tray - Keep track of pieces!
-A fun way to learn Japanese!
-Encourages social interaction and teamwork while learning
-Engaging activity for individual or group activity
- A4 puzzle weight
- A3 puzzle weight 600g
- Please allow up to four weeks for delivery
- For school orders please see Educational Puzzles Information page.

Language features:

Puzzle features hiragana from right to left
Kanji for ‘Nihongo’ ,'Tree' and Giouji Temple, Kyoto.
Hiragana for 楽しい日本語

Cultural Themes:
Tori gate, monkey, autumn leaves, Kyoto, Giouji Temple (Kyoto).

Design information:

This puzzle features a photo taken in late Autumn at the beautiful Giouji moss temple in Kyoto. I also love visiting temples and shrines in Japan, particularly this one!

Suggested Use

This puzzle will help with character recognition and order. This puzzle can be more challenging in parts with less variation of graphics than other puzzles and lots of autumn leaves. It challenges students to focus on the shapes of each character and order of the kana.

Groups of students can be timed in how long it takes them to complete the puzzle and this can be used as a rotational activity and a record kept of the completion times. This can be used to motivate students to learn the order of the hiragana and have some competition.

Students can research and find Giouji temple on the internet/Google Maps to have a connection with the place on the puzzle and this could be extended by looking at the many temples and Shrines in Kyoto. The purpose of the torii gate can be used as a cultural teaching point as well as こうよう 紅葉 and how many people travel to view the Autumn leaves in Japan.

For more info about the puzzles please see Educational puzzle information page.

Copyright Information: A commercial license has been obtained for use of all clip art in the puzzle designs. Photography is by Caro Thornton Art. Puzzle designs are copyright of Caro Thornton Art.

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