Archive for the Chinese Culture Category

Chinese Culture for Kids Series: Exploring Chinese Culture with Kids

China, the oldest civilization on earth has so much for us to explore.  The resources that I included here will take us on an adventure with the Chinese language, festivities, food, music, art, architecture, philosophy, traditions, medicine, martial arts, and more.  Here are the tools for you to use in your daily Chinese session at home or at school.  Listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be enhanced with hands-on cultural projects and multimedia experience.  Enjoy! Hello, China

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Chinese Culture for Kids Series: 七夕Qi Xi – Story about Chinese Valentine’s Day

Chinese culture for kids series:  Chinese Valentine’s Day. Chinese Valentine’s Day is known as “七夕 Qi Xi” in Chinese.  Do you see a bridge formed by “magpies” -xǐ què 喜鵲 (traditional Chinese) | 喜鹊 (simplified Chinese) in the night sky on the day of 七夕 (Qi Xi)?  Is it raining?  七夕 Qi Xi is the evening of the 7th day of the 7th lunar month.  “七夕 Qi Xi” falls on August 28 this year (2017). Qi Xi

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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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Read Around the World Summer Reading Series: What Was It Like, Mr. Emperor

Read Around the World Summer Reading Series What Was It like, Mr. Emperor? Life in China’s Forbidden City   Follow Read Around the World Summer Series and discover cultures in our amazing world! In this book, readers will go on an adventure to learn about the life of the emperor living in the Forbidden City in China.  Do you know the emperor is supremely noble?  Do you think common people can visit him?  Do you know who

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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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Chinese for Kids Heritage Series: Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with Children

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of the culture and history of Asian-Pacific Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month originated as a congressional bill in 1978 and in 1992 it was expanded from a week to a month-long celebration. This is a good time to learn something new about the diversity of Asian-Pacific cultures or to reflect on your culture with your child if you are descended from

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Valentine’s Day: LOVE 愛 Aiˋ ㄞˋ Craft Fun with Printables

Song: Treasure My Precious Happy Valentine’s Day!  Here is a song for you and your child – Treasure My Precious! Are you ready for Valentine’s Day?  Are you going to make some special cookies?  Are you going to make special cards for your friends?  Miss Panda and Multicultural Kids Blog have a collection of circle toppers in multiple languages for you to choose from and to create your cards.   Here are the printable sets in traditional

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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 Culture for Kids Series: 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 for Kids Series: 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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