Chinese Lantern Festival Riddles

Chinese Lantern Festival Riddles - FREE

  Are you ready to carry a lantern soon?  How about hosting a riddle game with the kids on the Lantern Festival?  Traditionally the lantern owners write their riddles on the lanterns.  Now you see the riddles written on the papers and are attached to the lanterns at the festival locations.  I always have a Lantern Festival Party with the kids and their friends.  I place the riddles in red envelopes and I clipped them on a

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Chinese Lantern Festival – Yuán xiāo jié – 元宵節 Lanterns and Tradition

Chinese Lantern Festival

Chinese Lantern Festival – Yuán xiāo jié – 元宵節 is on February 11 this year (2017).  It  is the fifteenth day of the lunar new year and it is time to carry the lanterns and celebrate the last day of the Lunar New Year festivities.  The Lantern Festival marks the end of the fifteen days of New Year celebration. What do people do on Lantern Festival?  There are three activities that most Chinese people participate annually.  In

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Chinese Culture with Miss Panda: Lion Dance and Dragon Dance

Year of the Rooster

 Picture Chinese Series:  Chinese New Year Special     The Chinese New Year celebration is a 15-day festivity.  With all the Spring Festival cultural events going on around the world this is a great time to locate one and to experience the celebration in person in your area.  If there is nothing similar locally you can join me to see what it is like.  I got a chance to visit Chinatown in Washington DC.  The year of

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Miss Panda Chinese: Chinese Beef Noodle Soup Recipe

Tomato Beef Noodle Soup

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Chinese Beef Noodle soup is one of the most popular dishes in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.  There are different variations of this recipe depending on the location people are from but the popularity of this soup is unbeatable.  There are noodle shops specialized in beef noodle soup all over Taiwan.  The signature beef noodle soup from different restaurants compete annually for the championship of the best noodle soup.  This is a

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Chinese New Year Must-Know Lucky Phrases

Happy Spring Festival! Happy Chinese New Year! Happy New Year of the Rooster! The most important thing during the Lunar New Year is to keep a positive spirit and to say the traditional Chinese lucky phrases when greeting family and friends. Here are the TOP three lucky phrases you will hear during Chinese New Year.  Now you can try them out yourself and see the magic reaction you get!  Watch the video and say the phrases with

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Chinese Lunar New Year Guide – Tradition, Taboos, and Celebration

Chinese New Year lucky word, Fu. photo by ©2017 Miss Panda

“Gong Xi!  Gong Xi!”–The Excitement of Chinese New Year 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 best of all Chinese festivals and has been my favorite since I was a little girl.   Growing up with Chinese New Year

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day: The Mysterious Stream Book Review by Miss Panda

The Mysterious Stream by FB Smit - Book Review by Miss Panda Chinese

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Multicultural Children’s Book Day: January 27th, 2017 #ReadYourWorld January 27th is Multicultural Children’s Book Day.  The co-creators of Multicultural Children’s Book Day are Mia from PragmaticMom and Valarie from JumpIntoABook.  I (Miss Panda) am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful event once again this year and help to bring brilliant, diverse books to more homes, classrooms, libraries, and schools. Today I am sharing a wonderful multicultural book–“The Mysterious Stream” by

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Chinese New Year: Gift Guide for Chinese Learners

Gift Guide for Chinese Learners

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Are you wondering what gift would be educational and entertaining for kids who are learning Chinese language and culture?  Give the joy of Chinese learning to a child during the 15 days of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, relax and pick your favorite gift. Books Books never go out of style. Chinese books Here are two books in Chinese – one that is great

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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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Chinese New Year Craft – Make a “Fú 福” Lucky Word Sign

Your Chinese animal birth sign is chicken/rooster if the birth years are in 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, 1921. It will be a 12-year increment so the ages will  be 0, 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108.  Chinese people might ask about your birth sign and figure out how old you are.  It is a math game!  Try it out.       Chinese people put red banners with lucky words,

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