This set of games features the Japanese macaque, commonly known as the snow monkey. There is a large group of the macaques at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park.
The set of Japanese games below have been produced in partnership with the Japan Foundation.
1. Snow Monkey Challenge Game
This fun board game is designed as an introduction to Japan, its wildlife and introduces some basic Japanese phrases.
2. Monkey business
This game is designed for learning about the range, diet, habitat, lifestyle and breeding of the snow monkey. As the three wise monkeys legend is based on the snow monkey, an additional fun element of the game is the 'see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil' challenges which use various language and literacy skills.
3. Family tree activity
An activity which challenges pupils to use and interpret various forms of information and therefore learn about the hierarchy within a Japanese macaque troop and also about Japanese family names.
4. Senses game
A matching activity to recognise the senses body parts and their kanji characters.
5. Japanese classification game
A matching game for the five vertebrate groups using Japanese animals. The names can be matched in either hiragana or katakana using the reference tables.
6. Snow monkey lifecycle poster
Edinburgh Zoo & Highland Wildlife Park animal fact files
At the time of production all animals listed in these booklets can be seen at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo or the Highland Wildlife Park.