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Korean Decorations

Yu Ha shared with us a fan and a drum decoration from her Korean culture. 

Painted on the drum was the Sam-Taegeuk symbol which is found on many Korean items.  The symbol is comprised of three colours: red representing earth, yellow representing humanity and the blue representing the heavens.  Using these three colours, the children painted a decoration on a fan.

To see how the Korean fan is used as a decoration and an instrument of art, we watched a Korean fan dance. ( This dance inspired the children to create their own fan dance.

Fan Dance

The children were proud of their fans and were excited to bring them home to share.  Adyson asked to hang her fan at the daycare because she wanted to share her decoration with everyone.

This unit of inquiry is not only fun but also a wonderful opportunity for us to share who we are and learn more about each other.


  1. Hi Deb,
    What a wonderful aspect of the inquiry because the idea/connection came from a child. I am sure Yu Ha was left with a feeling of pride in her culture and that the children are developing an understanding about what it means to be curious and respectful of others. I look forward to see if the other children bring in decorations to share their particular family and cultural interests.


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