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With the Winter Olympics just around the corner happening in South Korea, I figured it was time for another Read Around the World post! My kids and I love reading about different countries and cultures. This is a perfect opportunity to get kids excited about another place around the world! So, today I bring you the South Korea unit.
My Read Around the World units include a recipe, craft/or activity (this time it is a game), cultural information, a map and flag of the country and a worksheet to fill in about what they learned about the country. The book list is also listed in the file.
Let’s start with the book lists. We love reading books, and here are some awesome ones about Korea! These will definitely be great for your own South Korea Unit.
30 Books about Korea for Kids of all Ages
Picture Books about Korea
All About Korea: Stories, Songs Crafts and More by Ann Martin Bowler (ages 5-10)
My First Book of Korean Words by Kyubyong Park (ages 3-8)
Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park (ages 4-7)
Korean Children’s Favorite Stories by Kim So-Un (ages 5-14)
The Green Frogs by Yumi Heo (ages 4-7)
The Korean Cinderella by Shirley Climo (ages 4-8)
Dear Juno by Soyung Pak (ages 3-7)
The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi (ages 3-7)
Jacob and Katie in South Korea by Carmen R. Nelson
If You Were With Me and Lived in South Korea by Carole P. Roman (ages 7-9)
Living In . . . South Korea by Chloe Perkins (ages 5-7)
Kids Travel Journal: My Trip to South Korea by Bluebird Books
History of Korea for Kids by Baby Professor
Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth by Joan Schoettler (ages 5-8)
Where’s Halmoni? by Julie Kim (ages 5-9)
No Kimchi for Me! by Aram Kim (ages 3-7 )
Chapter Books about Korea
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park (ages 10-12)
SeeSaw Girl by Linda Sue Park (ages 7-10)
Projet Mulberry by Linda Sue Park (ages 10-12)
When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park (ages 10-12)
The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park (ages 7-10)
The Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi (ages 8-12)
So Far From the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Kawashima Watkins (ages 8-12)
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han (ages 7-10)
Never Trust a Tiger by Lari Dan (ages 7-9)
The Long Season of Rain by Helen S. Kim (grades 7-9)
A Dream of Lights by Kerry Drewery (ages 12+)
Sondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars by Sheri Holman (ages 9-12)
A Step From Heaven by An Na (ages 12+)
Gilded by Christina Farley (young adult)
Included in the printable unit is a traditional Korean Game called Yut-Nori. It reminds me a bit of the game Sorry! that we have here in America.
There is also a recipe for Korean Glass noodles- this is a food we LOVE in our house! My kids went nuts over these. I forgot to grab a picture, though!
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