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Setsubun - Marking the Arrival of Spring (February)

Subject: Geography / Other Topics
Level: Key Stage 2
Age: 7-11 years
Resource Type: Activities / Presentations / Lesson Plans / Worksheets / Other

The Setsubun festival marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring and is celebrated annually in Japan on 3 February. This lesson gives students the chance to learn how children in Japan celebrate the arrival of spring. Alternatively, the Setsubun Festival Activity Pack explains all about Setsubun and includes fun activities for home learning or for extra-curricular sessions at school!  

Learning Objectives

  • To learn about the food, decoration and customs associated with the Setsubun Festival.
  • To be introduced to the Japanese vocabulary for seasonal food, decorations and customs.


Additional Resources

    Activity Pack - suitable for classroom and home learning

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