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18 Chinese New Year Crafts Animal and Culture Projects

Chinese New Year Crafts | Miss Panda Chinese

We have 18 Chinese New Year Crafts Animal and Culture Projects for Lunar New Year celebration to share with you!  These are an amazing collection of Chinese New Year Crafts from top educational resources!  Our special thanks go to each of the wonderful creators included in this post. This roundup of 18 Chinese New Year Crafts is your resources to teach Chinese New Year culture during Spring Festival (also known as Lunar New Year and Chinese New Year). 

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Chinese for Kids: Love and Heart Find All the Hearts

Chinese for Kids Love and Heart | Miss Panda Chinese

Valentine’s Day is a day fills with love and heart.  It is time for some sweets, chocolate, and balloons.  More importantly, it is also a good opportunity to teach about love, heart, kindness, compassion, and empathy. Love and heart connect in the character “love ài 愛” in the traditional Chinese writing form.  All the Chinese phrases mentioned above include a “heart xīn 心” character.  This can make a good discussion.  Make sure you download the love and heart

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Chinese Matching Game Printables for the Winter Olympics

Games in Chinese Winter Olympics | Miss Panda Chinese

Chinese Matching Game Printables for the Winter Olympics will add some more excitement to watching the winter games! The basics you need to know about PyeongChang 2018: The Winter Olympics has a four-year cycle. The host country of 2018 is South Korea. The host city is PyeongChang. The dates are from February 9 to February 25. Use the Chinese Matching Game Printables for the Winter Olympics to get familiar with Chinese vocabulary for the Winter Olympics. Meet Soohorang the

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Lucky Dumplings Symbolic Meaning, Names and Recipe

Chinese New Year Lucky Dumplings | Miss Panda Chinese

Lucky Dumplings for Chinese New Year!  Yes!  I hope you are ready for this big family event.  Making dumplings for the Spring Festival, a.k.a. Chinese New Year is a popular tradition in Chinese families.  It can be a day dedicated to making the lucky dumplings with all the family members or even relatives.  It can look like an assembly line with waves of laughter and chitchat. My grandmother had a couple of special big silver coins that

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Chinese One Image Talk and Chat about Woody

Chinese One Word Image | Miss Panda Chinese

Pictures speak.  Images have stories. Chinese One Image Talk and Chat features Woody from Toy Story! Reading wordless books to children is a wonderful way to engage them in the target language (Chinese).  There are no words in the book but there are pictures.  When you tell the story of a wordless book, children listen, they hear the words, they understand the story you are telling them.  It is a great way to build literacy skills. You

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Chinese Culture for Kids Chinese New Year Paper Cutting Craft

Chinese New Year paper cutting craft | Miss Panda Chinese

Chinese New Year paper cutting craft is a lot of fun for children.  This paper design art is originated from cutting patterns for Chinese embroidery and later developed into a folk art.  The history of paper cutting began during Hàn dynasty in China.  It was in the 4th century.  You may want to share some of the following culture facts with your children when you introduce this Chinese New Year paper cutting craft. Questions: What is the Chinese

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Chinese Through Story Martin Luther King Jr. Day A Poem

Chinese Through Story MLK Day Chinese Poem | Miss Panda Chinese

Chinese Through Story Martin Luther King A Poem!  Before we start, think about this name.  Who is Martin Luther King Jr.?  What are the words associated with him?  Have you read any stories about Dr. King? You task after reading this short Chinese poem is to share one Chinese word to describe Dr. King.  You may want to read more stories in Chinese Through Story series. This poem is in Miss Panda Chinese Teaching Printable Library.  I

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Raising Bilingual Kids 11 Activities for the Year

Raising Bilingual Kids Activities | Miss Panda Chinese

One of the most commonly asked questions about raising bilingual children is how to encourage kids to speak Chinese, the target language on a day to day basis.  When busy parents focus on the output, that is to speak Chinese, it is very important to look at the Chinese language input that their children receive daily.  One of the most popular articles at this blog is a resource: 15 Chinese Cartoons for Kids With this post, Raising

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The 5 Most Popular Posts of 2017 at Miss Panda Chinese

The 5 Most Popular Posts of 2017 | Miss Panda Chinese

It was a fun year here at Miss Panda Chinese.  Together, we have expanded Chinese language and culture teaching resources according to your needs at home or in the classroom.  You now have an extended list of Chinese learning apps for kids.  There are 15 Chinese cartoons that children can enjoy for learning and for leisure.  Reading Chinese stories and books is always an important routine so there are books for you to start with.  Last but

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Chinese Through Story: Meet This Cute Young Foodie

Chinese Through Story Meet This Young Foodie | Miss Panda Chinese

Chinese Through Story: Meet This Young Foodie!  Using authentic materials to introduce new items  and new concepts to language learners is a great way to engage them.  It is a way to learn the Chinese language and the culture. In this story you will meet Xiǎo mán, a beloved 3-year-old Chinese girl whose meal time videos have made her an internet star. First, look at the picture.  Do you see a little boy?  Do you see a

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