Easy Lakota Language Learning Activities Bookmarks!

Here is a simple Lakota language learning activity for you and your language learner.

Make a bookmark! For this activity, I selected four animals to teach the students how to say and write in Lakota. I printed off some free coloring images I found in a web search and taught the students how to say their names in Lakota.

After the students made their bookmarks, I read the students the book “Táku tókȟuŋpi he? – What are They Doing?” by the Lakota language consortium that features the animals.

It’s a simple way to help students learn vocab while incorporating it into a fun activity and hear that vocab used in a book!

Supplies:
Card stock (any color)
Crayons
Scissors
Glue

Vocab:
tȟatȟáŋka (buffalo)
čhápa (beaver)
šúŋkawakȟáŋ (horse)
matȟó (bear)

by Wakíƞyaƞ Waánataƞ (Matt Remle- Lakota)

Matt Remle (Lakota) is an editor and writer for Last Real Indians and LRInspire and the co-founder of Mazaska Talks. Follow @wakiyan7

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