Archive for the Chinese Mini Lessons Category

The 12 Chinese Animal Birth Signs with Printable

The 12 Chinese Animal Birth Signs with Printable

Read Learning Unit Description here.   Are you a Monkey? Are you a Chicken/Rooster? Are you a dog?  Are you a pig?  Chinese children ask their friends these questions for fun.  They also use the Animal Birth Signs to figure out how old their friends are.  With the arrival of the Year of the Rooster less than 10 days, we are going to take a look at the fun twelve Chinese Animal Birth Signs . There are […]

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Learning Tones in Mandarin Chinese

Learning Tones in Mandarin Chinese

Many parents with no Chinese language background ask me about how to pronounce Chinese words correctly with different tones when learning Mandarin Chinese with the kids together.  There are three steps to follow when you are working on the tones. First, relax and smile!  (Trust me, relax is the key for adults when speak a foreign language.  Smile works like magic and it makes you relaxed.) Second, sing a Chinese children’s song with  your child together!  (Singing […]

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Miss Panda Chinese Play Time: Let’s Sing “We Wish You A Merry Christmas!”

Miss Panda Chinese Play Time: Let's Sing "We Wish You A Merry Christmas!"

Christmas Carols in Mandarin Chinese: We Wish You A Merry Christmas! Chinese Play Time with Miss Panda introduces songs and activities to children and parents. Today we are singing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” in Chinese. You know this song very well and now you can sing it in Chinese. Activities: 1. Party Time! Take out the bells and instruments and have fun! 2. Chinese “Merry Christmas” Learning Unit!  Hands-on activity pages with coloring pages, label […]

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Playful Learning Theme: Merry Christmas and Activity Pages

Playful Learning Theme: Merry Christmas and Activity Pages

Are you ready for the holiday season?  With all the Christmas decorations and music here and there on the street and at the stores we are also getting ready to learn more seasonal theme-based Chinese.  The holiday season and winter break are a wonderful time to celebrate our achievement this year.  Our joyful learning continues even when we are on vacation!  I have prepared a Chinese Christmas Learning Unit packed with fun activities and ideas for you […]

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Happy Thanksgiving: Words and Phrases to Know in Chinese

Happy Thanksgiving: Words and Phrases to Know in Chinese

Thanksgiving is almost here! The holiday season is a great time to introduce fun and exciting new words, phrases, and sentences to children in your target language.  My kids and I put together a fun word list every week. We talk about the meaning of each word.  We make sentences and we make up a story using as many new words/phrases as possible.  Then we cook and bake to make our tummies happy while we are learning.  […]

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Playful Learning Theme – Happy Halloween & BINGO Game

Playful Learning Theme - Happy Halloween & BINGO Game

Miss Panda created and designed 70-page “Chinese Halloween” Flash Cards, Games, and Reading learning unit (downloadable PDF) for school, classroom and home use.  Chinese characters (both traditional and simplified versions), pinyin, and English translation are included in this unit.  As you progress with your child(ren) the Chinese characters only version is also available. You can follow the link and preview the Halloween unit on TpT or read more about this theme learning unit here.  You can click […]

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Halloween Match Fun Sheet in Chinese

Halloween Match Fun Sheet in Chinese

Here are fun Halloween words and phrases for you!  Let’s match the words to the pictures.  Read the words/phrases on the Fun Page first.  If you need some help the hints are below in English, Pinyin and Chinese characters.  Print, read aloud, and have fun! Hints: pumpkin – Nán guā 南瓜 bat – Biān fú 蝙蝠 candy – Táng guǒ 糖果 witch – Wū pó 巫婆 ghost – Guǐ 鬼   Halloween Related Post & Resource: Halloween Bingo […]

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The Mid-Autumn Festival, the Moon Fairy, and Mooncakes: Story, Recipe, Song, and Printables

The Mid-Autumn Festival, the Moon Fairy, and Mooncakes: Story, Recipe, Song, and Printables

Click button to download – The origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival or “Zhōng Qiū Jié” (中秋節) occurs on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month each year (falling in September or October on our familiar solar calendar).  Because this holiday is based on the lunar calendar, where it falls on the solar calendar varies from year to year.  For example, in 2015 the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 27th.  In 2017, it […]

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Playful Theme-based Chinese Learning Units

Playful Theme-based Chinese Learning Units

Theme-based learning is interactive and is designed with the children’s and students’ needs and progress in mind.  The multi-directional approach in each unit engages children to have fun learning new words/phrases with easy sentences and/or short stories.  Repetition and re-enforcement of new items are lead by fun activity pages.  You will also enjoy Reading Circus that is included in many of the learning units.  Kids love stories and they make words and phrases vivid in their imagination. […]

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Miss Panda’s Mini Lessons: Picture Chinese Summer Series

Miss Panda's Mini Lessons:  Picture Chinese Summer Series

Summer is a wonderful time to keep the kids engaged with language learning.  I have created Picture Chinese – Summer Series for you and your child(ren) to learn 3 new phrases with a sentence pattern every week.  When you are taking a walk you can check out what you see around you  or you can play “I Spy” with the phrases and sentences you have learned.  See it?  Touch it and say it with your happy energy!  […]

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