Name Symmetry

Target levelES
Activity time20 minutes
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  1. Bring blank paper (you can pre-fold it to save time during class)
  2. Tell the homeroom teacher that you want to use paint.
  3. Demonstrate for the homeroom teacher so that s/he can help you explain.


  1. Show the students how to write their names in Romanji.
  2. Let the students practice writing their name.
  3. Give each student a piece of paper.
  4. Have the students fold it in half, lengthwise.
  5. The students write their name on the folded line (The bottom of the letters should touch the folded line, without going over it).
  6. Next, have the students paint their written name.
  7. While the paint is still wet, fold the paper in half again.
  8. Press the paper flat, so the image moves to the other half of the page.
  9. Open up the paper and the students will have a symmetrical image of their name.

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