When we first arrived here a year-and-a-half ago, our branch President asked us to be in charge of the "American parties" at English class. I am not all sorry to say that this Easter party was our last. Some "lasts" are and will be hard. This is not one of them. Hosting parties is not my forte. But, I think we've done okay with the assignment. The idea of the parties is to teach them a little bit about American culture and to have fun together. Japanese people know very little about Easter. Very little. We wanted them to experience coloring eggs. They are fascinated with anything colored (frosting, etc.) It is difficult to find food coloring and it only comes in a powdered form. The usual liquid way of dying eggs would be difficult in this type of setting, so I googled it and found you could do it with rice. You just put some rice in an enclosed container with the food coloring. Since ours was powder, we added some vinegar. It worked really well and the people really enjoyed doing it.
|This is actually the ball we made for the Sakata party- but the Tsuruoka one was just like it.|