Mother’s Day activities and crafts can be all kinds of things, from the classic handmade cards to handprinted aprons to origami flower bouquets. The possibilities are endless when it comes to Mother’s Day crafts. We had so many crafting ideas but many of them were too challenging for the kiddos. But armed with years of crafting experience, we came up with simple and open-ended crafts that kids can make to express their love for mom, in Mandarin Chinese of course!
Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to show your children how we can make the earth a better place. The concept of environmental protection and recycling might seem foreign to younger children, but when you make it relatable, much like learning a second language, your children will grasp the concept very quickly. So how do you make it relatable? Lead by example is the best way to teach children.
There are a lot of benefits to teaching your kids about Easter. For one, it teaches your child about acceptance of all faiths. Much like celebrating Christmas, you don’t have to be religious to participate in the cultural traditions. Also, it introduces your child to the concept of birth and renewal. Whatever you decide to teach your child, follow up with engaging Easter activities in Mandarin Chinese!
Your kids will love journaling with this personalized goldfish journal set! This goldfish journal is created to help your kids identify their 5 senses and describing events of their day with 5 senses. As they complete each journal page, they will effortlessly pick up an array of Chinese words like the weekdays, weather, and each sense.
Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to teach children about love! Their love for grandparents, parents, teachers, playmates, siblings, relatives, friends, and even pets! Not only that, your children can learn how to express their love by making something special with their hands.
The Chinese New Year, also referred to as the Lunar New Year is the biggest holiday celebration that stretches for 15 days and more. It’s more than just celebrating a new beginning, it’s a celebration of hope, renewal, and gratitude. When you teach your child about the Chinese New Year, you broaden their perspective about the world and acceptance of different cultures. You can celebrate the Chinese New Year with your children with many fun hands-on activities.
The Chinese New Year is a truly magical time for adults and kids alike. It’s a long celebration that begins a month before the actual date and ends 15 days after (Lantern Festival). The Chinese New Year is a great way to spark your kids’ interest in the Chinese language because of all the creative stories and symbols built around this holiday.
In our collection of Chinese New Year activities, we’ve combined wordplays and symbols as well as Chinese customs and traditions to make these activities fun and interesting for your kids. Each set of activities has been carefully designed to give your kids an authentic Chinese culture immersion.
Charge! With this 3d paper crown, you better stay clear when your kid wears this headband! This rhino paper crown was requested by my almost 4-year-old nephew. He’s been able to visit the zoo again after the lockdown and has been asking me to do art classes on all his favorite zoo animals. This week we made a rhino paper crown. It’s super easy to do and looks quite impressive.
This Halloween is going to be a spook-tabular one with these 18 fun Halloween games and activities for your kids. Whether you are going trick-or-treating with your child outdoors or throwing a party indoors, these games and activities will help your child engaged with learning Mandarin Chinese. Halloween games and activities in Chinese are a wonderful way for your child to build a connection between the current event and the Chinese language.
We are kicking off October this year with a visit to the local pumpkin patch! This weekend we went to Clancy’s Pumpkin Patch. Every year they set up a beautiful pumpkin patch in an empty lot next to a small park. It’s beautifully decorated with a wide range of pumpkins, scarecrows, witches, families of skeletons (with pets, too), and many more.
This mooncake papercraft is the perfect introduction to the world of origami! I made this origami with my nephew of 3 and half and it was a piece of cake for him or mooncake I would say. It’s definitely the easiest mooncake paper craft you can make with preschoolers and kindergarteners. Not to mention that they get to learn about the Chinese character “month/moon” [月 | yuè] while they are at it!
Mid-Autumn Festival is a really fun holiday for the kids learning Mandarin Chinese because of all the kids-friendly traditions and delicious Chinese desserts. It is probably the second most important Chinese holiday after Chinese New Year. There are many ways to celebrate the Chinese Mid Autumn Festival with your little one, from lantern making to pomelo hat wearing. There are also a lot of legends and folklore about Mid Autumn Festivals that you can enjoy with your child.
Chinese audiobooks are one of the best ways to immerse your child in a Chinese-rich learning environment. Like storybooks, audiobooks take your child on a journey of explorations with animated voices and sounds. Not only that, they help your child get better at reading Chinese and you can access these audiobooks instantly from websites and apps. Exposure to different narrators also gives your child an opportunity to see how a storyteller can bring a story to life with tones, articulations, pacing, and cadence.
The 4th of July is a monumental date in American history, it’s also one of the most fun holidays to celebrate. Barbecues, watermelons, and fireworks are all my favorite things! This year, go all out and celebrate with your family and friends. And don’t just celebrate on the day of, we have plenty of printable activities that you can do to make it extra special for your kids learning Chinese.