After months of watching Ninjago on Netflix the kids started asking questions about real ninjas. So in a true Unschooling fashion we turned finding the answers into school!
After a trip to our local library to raid their small stash of ninja books we broadened our horizons and checked out a whole slew of books on Japan as well.
We studied Samurai, kami, Torii Gates and anything we could find. The kids ate ramen, curry, sushi and tonkatsu cutlets. We explored the make believe world of Studio Ghibli and Naruto. Manga was introduced along with kanji. For two weeks we had fun learning about one of mommy and daddy’s favorite cultures and it was a blast! I should have taken more pictures but I guess their impromptu Torii Gates made of blocks and haiku will have to do!