Category Archives: Activities

Activities for children to reinforce Chinese language learning

Suggested Book – “Moonbeams, Dumplings, and Dragon Boats: Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes” by Nina Simonds, et. al.

What to do? What to do? One of my favorite resources for craft ideas and activities related to Chinese culture learning is this post’s suggested book, Moonbeams, Dumplings, and Dragon Boats: Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes. This book has traditional … Continue reading

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Practice Colors in Mandarin Chinese – Christmas Tree Coloring Page (download)

Ho Ho Ho! The holiday season is here! Practice colors in Chinese with your child. Click here to print this Christmas Tree coloring page then simply color in the Christmas ornaments per the specified color. Here is a review of the colors … Continue reading

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Colors in Mandarin Chinese (with caterpillar activity/craft)

Have your child recognize colors in Mandarin Chinese by completing this fun caterpillar activity/craft. Click here to download this caterpillar coloring activity sheet to color in the caterpillar’s circles, then cut out the circles and paste the caterpillar together onto … Continue reading

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Say “Happy Thanksgiving!” in Chinese (with audio pronunciation clip and coloring page)

Teach your child to say ‘Happy Thanksgiving!’ and ‘turkey’ in Chinese: 感恩节快乐 Gǎn ēn jíe kùai lè! [‘gan’ drops and rises with a short ‘a’ sound, ‘en’ is sustained pitch with a short ‘e’ sound, ‘jie’ is a rising ‘je’ sound … Continue reading

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Say “hello,” “good-bye”, and more (audio pronunciation clip and worksheet)

Basic Greetings in Mandarin (I have a little cold, so I apologize for the recording quality.) I say ‘hello’ or ‘hi’ , then I say ‘good-bye’ in Chinese. Next, I say “how are you?” which is similar to “hello” but … Continue reading

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