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Chinese Culture for Kids Series: Chinese Lunar New Year Guide – Tradition, Taboos, and Celebration

Chinese Culture for Kids Chinese New Year Guide | Miss Panda Chinese

Chinese Culture for Kids Series presents “Chinese Lunar New Year Guide – Tradition, Taboos, and Celebration!” “Gong Xi!  Gong Xi!”–The Excitement of Chinese New Year Chinese Lunar New Year Guide start here…  The fragrance of Mom’s special stew and the “Ten Vegetarian Delights” fills the kitchen just before Chinese New Year arrives. That’s the first memory that floods into my mind each time someone asks me about the Chinese New Year celebration. In my opinion it’s the

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Chinese Through Story Dancing Grandpa

Dancing with Grandpa, Mini Chinese Story, Miss Panda Chinese

Chinese Through Story Dancing Grandpa!  I am sharing a video below and tell a short story about it.  First, look at the picture?  What do you see?  Who are these two people?  What are they doing?  After this mini story you might want to check out this list of 10 great children’s books in Chinese. High frequency words and key words in Chinese through story dancing grandpa are: to do, to be (at a place), this is, question

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Chinese for Kids: Chinese Halloween Bingo Printable and Count Like a Witch

Miss Panda Chinese - Halloween Bingo

In this Chinese for Kids series I want to share with you the Chinese Halloween Bingo printable set from our Teaching Printable Library.  I also have a Teaching Unit: Chinese Halloween with flashcards, activity pages, and a short story.  When there is a holiday or festival it is a good idea to work the seasonl theme into the class.  So you will see me teach in Halloween style in October.  Take a look how My students and

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Chinese Movie Chat: Go on an Adventure with a Tomato

The best way to learn is having fun and hands-on. What would happen to a tomato when it is left behind in the kitchen? Here is a short animation film created by talented ShihChieh Chiu, an animated filmmaker.  His story will take you and your young learners on an adventure. Here is the word list I have put together for this short animation movie.  Click Quizlet Word List link below and listen to the words/phrases. Quizlet Word

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Chinese Culture for Kids Series: The Mid-Autumn Festival, the Moon Fairy, and Mooncakes: Story, Recipe, Song, and Printables

Chinese Culture for kids

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 was on October 4th  and

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Story Time: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Welcome to Miss Panda’s Reading Playground Miss Panda is reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar Chinese edition today! Book Title: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Author: Eric Carl Language: Chinese edition. Audio: Follow the eating adventures of the “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” – in Mandarin Chinese with Miss Panda. Pinyin Support:  Download The Very Hungry Caterpillar pinyin support to go with the book and read along! Learning Theme: This is a language-rich book involving days of the week, fruits

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Chinese Play & Create: Happy Father’s Day Tie, Shirt, and Puzzle Sets Printables

Happy Father’s Day!  How do you celebrate this special day in your family? Here are two Father’s Day Printable pages and a set of puzzles for the kids to play and create their own decoration. There are two sets in each printable.  The first set is in traditional Chinese characters, pinyin and English.  The second set is in simplified Chinese characters, pinyin and English.  I include both traditional and simplified characters in the Phrase Box so you

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Chinese Culture for Kids Series: Dragon Boat Festival – Duān Wǔ Jié 端午節

Dragon Boat Festival falls on the 5th day of the 5th month on the Chinese lunar calendar.  Chinese people call the Dragon Boat Festival – Duan Wǔ Jié 端午節.  It is summer time when the Dragon Boat Festival comes.  Let’s take a look at the Dragon Boat Festival celebration.  We got to see the Dragon Boat Race in person.  Ge Ge and Mei Mei with the whole family took the challenge to participate in the standing the

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Bilingual Kids: Earth Day 地球日

Earth Day is every day!   What can you do as a kid or as a family?  Some kids at the school created water hero, like the one in the picture above to remind themselves they should save water.  It was a creative group project for 4th graders.  There are a lot of fun ways to celebrate Earth Day. Now you can work on one and use some new words. Here is a list of Chinese words,

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Bilingual Kids: Let’s Learn the Color Words in Mandarin Chinese!

Spring is a fun time to learn or review all the color words in Mandarin Chinese!  Have you dyed some Easter eggs?  How about an Easter egg hunt?  Do you know all the colors of the jelly beans?  Have a fun and sweet time learning and repeating all the color words. When we dye the Easter eggs we see all the colors and we can say the names of each color.  What colors do you see in

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