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The North Korean Alphabet and Some Words

Korean Alphabet
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“Chosongul” is the name of the Korean alphabet. It has 24 letters. Chosongul is a phonetic system of writing. Its symbols stand for sounds. To form words or syllables, letters are clustered together in groups.

For example, the Korean word for “school” is “hakkyo.” It is pronounced “HAHK-gyoh.”

Here is how the letters in “hakkyo” are written in Korean and how the entire word is written. Can you find the individual letters in the symbol for “hakkyo?”

Here is how to say two more things in Korean.

Thank you: kahm-SAHM-nee-dah

Church: KYOH-hay


The North Korean Flag

North Korean Flag
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Click the image to open a coloring page of the North Korean flag that you can print and color. The top and bottom stripes are blue. The center background and the star are red. The thin stripes and the circle behind the star are white. Hang up the flag to remind you to pray for the people of North Korea.


Indonesian Math

Below are the numbers 1 through 15 in Indonesian. Use the list to solve the five math problems below the list. The five answers form a pattern of consecutive numbers. (Consecutive means one follows another in order with no gaps.)

0 nol
1 satu
2 dua
3 tiga
4 empat
5 lima
6 enam
7 tujuh
8 delapan
9 sembilan
10 sepuluh
11 sebelas
12 dua belas
13 tiga belas
14 empat belas
15 lima belas

  1. Sebelas minus sepulah equals _____.
  2. Satu plus satu equals _____.
  3. Nol plus tiga equals _____.
  4. Sebelas minus tujuh equals _____.
  5. Tiga belas minus delapan equals _____.

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Math Answers

  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three
  4. Four
  5. Five

Indonesian Recipes

Crops of Indonesia Treat

Three main crops of Indonesia are rice, cocoa, and peanuts. You can make an American recipe using all of them.

What You Will Need:

  • 6 cups of crispy rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup of chocolate chips
  1. Combine cereal, honey, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.
  2. Spread the mixture in a large pan and freeze it.
  3. Cut into squares to eat.

Pisang Goreng (Fried Bananas), An Indonesian Treat

What You Will Need:

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 6 to 7 bananas
  • Cooking oil
  1. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add coconut milk, water, and egg.
  3. Beat until smooth.
  4. Let the batter sit for 15 minutes.
  5. Cut 6 medium or 7 small bananas in half.
  6. Dip half a banana at a time in the batter to cover it.
  7. With the help of an adult, remove each banana with a fork, and deep fry it in hot oil until brown.
  8. Drain on paper towels and serve.

China Word Squares

Print the puzzle boxes below, or draw a 4 by 4 block of squares like the ones below on a piece of paper. Solve the puzzles so that each word square reveals the same words vertically (up and down) and horizontally (across).
Across and Down

  1. China built a Great ___ to keep out invaders; rhymes with “ball.”
  2. In ___, China is the fourth largest country in the world.
  3. A colorful plastic toy building brick.
  4. ___ is China’s neighbor. It is between Burma (Myanmar) and Vietnam.
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Across and Down

  1. China is all in one time ___; rhymes with “tone.”
  2. China used to be closed to outsiders; now it is more ___.
  3. Many people in China now know they ___ Jesus; rhymes with “heed.”
  4. Jesus said His disciples would be His witnesses to the ___ of the earth (Acts 1:8, NIV).
Across and Down

  1. Almost ___ of China ’s people follow no religion; same as 50%.
  2. A sea east of China ; “lara” spelled backwards.
  3. The last volcano eruption in China was in 1951; melted rock from a volcano is ___.
  4. The ___ of China has five yellow stars.
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Across and Down

  1. At 6:00 a.m. U.S. Central Standard ___, it is 8:00 p.m. in China.
  2. A music player you can carry around.
  3. China has ___ people than any other country in the world; opposite of “less.”
  4. Adam and Eve’s garden.

Word Square Answers

  1. Wall, area, Lego, Laos
  2. zone, open, need, ends
  3. half, Aral, lava, flag
  4. time, iPod, more, Eden