Daruma is a traditional handmade Japanese wishing doll (or charmingly referred to as a "GOAL DOLL") that keeps us focused on achieving our goals! It is a centuries-old tradition from Japan that is positive, motivational, and fun!
Daruma dolls - Daruma dolls are seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck in Japan. When first received, they have no eyes. The owner paints one eye in and sets a goal, the other eye is painted when the goal has been achieved.
Goal setting is so important in promoting a growth mindset. This growth mindset lesson uses a Daruma Doll, a traditional Japanese doll, to help students learn about goal setting in a bit of a different way. This lesson uses the book Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll; The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village by Sunny Seki.
I’ve talked about this before, but I absolutely love the daruma doll. You see it in tattooing here and there, but not often enough for how cool they are. If you’re interested in knowing more about the daruma doll, click here. Tattoo by Troy Slack at Frontyard Tattoo in Mt Barker, South Australia
RESERVED FOR LITTLEDIPPER Small Daruma doll, solid wood, vintage Japanese