Reading Aloud Activity

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 | Resources

Girl’s Day in Hawaii

Suggested Age: Kindergarten-Grade Two

Submitted by Curt Fukumoto, State Librarian, Kaneohe Public Library

Book: Girl’s Day in Hawaii with Yuki-Chan by Tokie Ikeda Ching


This activity can be done on or before March 3, which is traditionally Girl’s Day in Hawaii. Families often display dolls to celebrate Girl’s Day. Girls may also receive treats such as mochi, candy, and rice crackers. Please ask for help from an adult to cut the slit in the kimono shape.


Activity: Girl’s Day Doll


  • Spoon
  • Red cardstock paper
  • Crayons
  • Yarn
  • Ribbon
  • Glue
  • Double-stick tape



  1. Cut out a kimono out of paper. Cut a slit in the kimono so you can slip the spoon through later.
  2. Decorate the kimono with crayons, markers or stickers.
  3. Add a ribbon in the center of the kimono for the obi or sash.
  4. On the back of the spoon, add eyes and draw in a mouth.
  5. Glue on yarn for the hair.
  6. Slip the spoon through the slit to complete the doll.