Activities for kids at home #4

Paper hand and foot game

You have to draw (trace) or print ,hand and feet on paper. around 15 -20 hand pictures and 20 feet pictures.
It depends on children’s age and how big your place is.
Place 3 drawings down on the floor. Taping then down is probably best.
The children start in front- you could make a starting line.
The children start by copying what the pictures show.
Example 🖐👞👞 is left hand down and both feet down
✋✋👞 is both hands down and one foot
The children have to race though by jumping to the next set of drawings without making any mistake or falling!
Great for co ordination and good fun!

Activities for kids at home #3

Kids fashion show.
Get the kids to dress up in various outfits. Try some serious ones, some funny ones and maybe let the kids choose some from some boxes randomly.
You could lay out all types of clothing especially things they have never tried on before. Or you could put a bunch of close in a box and the kids have to randomly choose. Have a box for tops and and other for bottoms. One for hats and one for socks. Depending on age you could add make up and jewelry…
Set the stage
Set up a kind of runway. Something simple is fine. A carpet or just some lines put down in tape.
Add music
Something fun/popular.
Alternatively, you could use pets!

Activities for kids at home #2

Indoor scavenger hunt

Make a list of things that the kids can look for and collect in the house. Of course places tend to be smaller in Japan so make the object something they have to think about.
Find something that becomes smaller the more you use it (could be soap, eraser).
You could make a point system.  Some items are worth more points than others.
Something that makes your teeth cleaner = toothbrush 10 points
Something that we use to send a message to another place = envelope 30 points
You could make a time limit.
You have 30 minutes to find these things.
What you need
A list of items to find, items around the house (hiding sharp items).
A timer on smart phone

Activities for kids at home

If you need some indoor activities for kids check us out we will give you some ideas every week.
Idea 1
Box Road activity – You can open and flatten out a box and draw a road and city things in markers, crayons or pencil crayons. Add blocks, trucks and other toys for kids to build a city on. I remember doing this when I was a kid and using my Star Wars figures to take a bus on the cardboard city road.
Fun times!

The Purple Cow

One of the things I miss about my hometown Little Rock is the food, especially one of my favorite
restaurants, The Purple Cow. It’s a diner-style restaurant with a big dessert menu, and they’re most
famous for their purple milkshakes. But, don’t worry; it just tastes like normal vanilla! My family and
I went to The Purple Cow for birthdays, after my brother’s soccer games, or anytime we wanted a
cheeseburger or chicken sandwich. I just checked their website, and it looks like they’ve opened
three new restaurants since I moved to Japan; so you know its good food! Next time I go to the U.S.,
this is going to be one of the first places I go.


Ningyocho Yamada

Last Saturday night, Nik and I were invited out to a Japanese
restaurant in Ningyocho called Ningyocho Yamada. The chef made a
special vegetarian course for me. It was fantastic. My favorite dish
was this one, a large grilled shiitake (I think??) mushroom, with
some atsuage tofu. Even though the dish sounds very simple, it was so
deep with flavor. I think the mushroom is the best one I have ever


My cat

This is my selfish cat Marron chan. マロン ちゃん
He only thinks about himself.
He is very demanding.
My wife raised him like that. She spoiled him.
Now he thinks he is a king.
In this picture he sits like a king but actually he’s just a cat.

Crayon Shin Chan – クレヨンしんちゃん


The show has now been dubbed in 30 languages which aired in 45 countries,
has over 1007 episodes and 26 full-length movies.




例:The main character called Shin-chan, is vulgar, but funny and really
So the movies are impressive and the TV animations are funny.
( なので映画では感動するしテレビアニメでは笑えます。)
CRAYON SHIN CHAN has been dubbed in over 30 languages. So if you have
time, try and watch it!

See you around!!


Tagboat Art Awards

On Sunday I went to the Tagboat art prize awards at the Hikarie Building in Shibuya. Tagboat is an online art gallery and shop which focuses on young and new artists.
Here is the internet link.
Some of the artwork was very interesting, including this woman`s face which was made from shopping receipts. However, to be honest, I am not such a big art fan, and I enjoyed the free beer more than the art itself.


The Witcher (this isn’t about beer)

Most recently I’ve been into a TV show and PS 4 game called The Witcher. They are both based on a series of books.  The Witcher is about man on adventures monster hunting. Witchers are made from a young age and modified genetically to hunt various creatures such as vampires, ghosts and trolls. They are usually paid to hunt these creatures. In the PS 4 game you have to research the creatures you are hunting and learn their weaknesses.  The TV show was pretty entertaining and the game isn’t bad.