Get a Move On – A Trip Around the World, Part 4

bowl-of-riceOur next stop in our food tour around the world is Japan! A lot like Greece, Japan is over 70% mountains and has more than 6,000 islands. Japanese children love to go to school – and like bringing their lunch. One of their favorite things to eat is rice. In fact, many Japanese kids even eat rice for breakfast!

Try a taste of Japan with your child. Cook plain white rice by adding 2 cups of water and 1 cup of rice in a pot. Cover the pot and let it boil for 20 minutes. When the rice is finished cooking, the water will be gone (a great topic of conversation with your little one!) and the fluffy rice will remain. Top your rice with soy sauce and see if you can eat it with chopsticks. “Tano-shimu!” – Enjoy!

Next stop? Australia!


This is part of the Get a Move On series – keeping your child healthy through activity and movement.

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