Chinese Culture for Kids Series: The Mid Autumn Festival Questions, Answers, and Coloring Pages

Miss Panda Chinese Free Teaching Printable Library

Happy Mid Autumn Festival!  Every Chinese festival is an opportunity for children to learn more about Chinese language and Chinese culture.  Chinese for kids resources at Miss Panda Chinese are designed for parents to use at home and for teachers to use in class. Chinese for kids resources at Miss Panda Chinese are designed for parents to use at home and for teachers to use in the classrooms.  Chinese language and Chinese culture go hand in hand

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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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Craft Time for Language Learning Black Sesame Ladybug

The most amazing time when I teach Chinese to children is when we have activity time, game time, story time, hands-on experiment time, and craft time!  I want to involve the children and provide them constant comprehensible Chinese language input.  I talk a lot in class and I use Chinese to communicate with the little kids.  I speak Chinese constantly and I use the the theme words repeatedly so the young language learners can hear the same

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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: Hungry Ghost Festival and the Ghost Month Meet Halloween and Day of the Dead

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In this Chinese culture for kids series post we are answering a question – Is there a Chinese Halloween?  In Chinese culture, the seventh month on the lunar calendar is “ghost month” and it has many taboos.  These taboos include that kids should not swim in the river, wedding should not be held during this time, and moving or buying a house is prohibited, just to name a few.  Even though many young Chinese do not follow

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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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Chinese for Kids: Solar Eclipse Coloring Page, Task Cards and More

We are excited about Solar Eclipse 2017!  Learning Chinese with total solar eclipse is fun! I hope you find it exciting as you are learning Chinese or teaching Chinese to young learners.  We have prepared some tools for your science observation for this amazing event if you are located in northern American.  Some people will see total solar eclipse and some will see partial solar eclipse.  Where are you located and what are you going to see? 

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Chinese Story Time for Kids: Good Night, Gorilla and Book Activity Printable

Chinese Story Time for Kids is featuring Good Night, Gorilla Chinese edition.  Join Miss Panda’s Reading Playground and read Chinese stories together! Good Night, Gorilla! Chinese edition. Chinese Story Time for Kids Book Title: Good Night, Gorilla! Author: Peggy Rathmann Language: Chinese edition (Simplified Chinese) Let’s read Good Night, Gorilla! in Mandarin Chinese.  Let’s help the zookeeper and say “good night!” to all the animals in the zoo. Do you think the animals are tired and sleepy? This

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11 Chinese Songs and Nursery Rhymes for Kids

Chinese for Kids: 11 Chinese songs for kids

Singing Chinese songs for Kids is a fun way to learn Chinese at home!  Research shows that music and songs help language acquisition.  Many Chinese children’s songs are short wth a lot of repetition of simple words.  They go well with movements for our babies and tots and sing along for kids from kinder and up. What you should know about Chinese Kids Songs! Look inside of each Chinese songs and nursery rhymes for kids and pick

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