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Kamishibai: Hanasaka Jiisan

Subject: English / Other Topics
Level: Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2
Age: 5-7 years / 7-11 years
Resource Type: Activities / Presentations / Other

Hanasaka Jiisan - The Old Man Who Made Flowers Bloom

An old couple come into good fortune when they find a puppy, but their mean-spirited neighbours are unbearably jealous. When they try to use the dog for self-gain it leads to a surprising series of events. This is a classic tale of good being rewarded whilst wickedness receives its just desserts.

Most suitable for KS2


The PowerPoint (PPT), with some animated effects and music, is created to look like a live kamishibai show. The story text is in the notes section of each slide and is designed to be shown as a slide show in 'presenter view', where the text is visible on the presenter's screen only while the audience views the main illustrated slide. Please note the PPT file is password protected but can be opened and played in 'read only' format.

Hanasaka Jiisan - PPT (7.3 MB)

is designed to be used as printed kamishibai cards (up to A3 size), however, it can still be shown on screen as a slide show using only the story image slides for those who are not using PowerPoint. The file comes with instructions on how to read kamishibai. If you only have one screen (cannot use the 'presenter view'), or simply prefer to read from a piece of paper, but still want to show the kamishibai in PowerPoint, the story text can be printed from the PDF version. 

Hanasaka Jiisan - PDF (17.6 MB)


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