We "rowed" the book A Pair of Red Clogs for our third week of homeschool. We tied this book into our study of Japan in Expedition Earth. This is a sweet story with great illustrations that all of us enjoyed so much. There is a great resource page for this book at Homeschoolshare. We did not end up using many of these resources because I'm finding that we are learning so much from the living books we check out from the library about each country. With the living books and the resources from Expedition Earth, I am not feeling the need to do a lot of extra activities with each book. I had planned to do a simple origami project with the boys for this book, but we ended up rowing it on a week that began with Labor Day and ended with an out of town field trip, so we didn't get around to the origami.
We did do a quick kimono art project that I found on Art Projects for Kids. I enjoy doing these projects with the boys and thought our kimonos turned out great. As suggested in the project instructions, I made a cardboard "T" shape which we traced with a Sharpie marker to give us all a uniform starting point. Then we used oil pastels to add the details.