Guides and Activities
On this page you will find resources to support your study of Sadako’s life.
Included are specially made classroom resources as well as multilingual folding guides, videos and more.
Sadako spent many hours writing to penpals, all around Japan. Your students can connect with penpal letters all around the world, through the Peace Crane Project. Sign up to connect with other schools and community groups. You may write letters, exchange cranes, and connect in a mutual vision of peace in our homes, communities, countires, and world.
Penpal Letter (Make your own or print and use this one as a guide.)
Sadako folded the classic origami crane. Because there was a paper shortage in Japan after the war, she folded every crane with paper no bigger than about 3″ (around 8 cm) square! Give your students an extra challenge by offering tiny squares of paper. For an easier project, consider folding doves or hearts. For some added fun, we’ve included a flapping wing crane instruction guide as well.
Want to learn more about the Peace Crane Project? Need a crane folding video tutorial? Could you use some inspiration for creative activities for your students?