Our Montessori-inspired kids water and snack station encourages my kids to stay hydrated and nourished with healthy self-serve options.
Celebrate Thanksgiving and learn Chinese with these fun, low-prep, hands-on activities and printable coloring book!
Black paper, glue, & chalk make the perfect combination for process art with a literacy surprise! Easy, hands-on fun for all ages at Easter and all year round!
Our laminated food flashcards are one of the most used Chinese & Korean "toys" in our home! Shopping, cooking, eating - these versatile cards can be used in many ways!
We had so much fun making homemade playdough mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival! This is an easy and fun hands-on learning activity with recipe and tips included in this post!
Color matching popsicles are a fun way for kids to learn about colors! Here are DIY tips and Montessori-inspired advice for teaching colors!
Story stones are a fun way to bring the Very Hungry Caterpillar book to life! Kids learn matching, sequencing, healthy versus unhealthy food, and more!
Homemade birthday cupcake cards are a sweet gift! You can easily integrate sight word teaching with this fun birthday craft!
Learn how to make paper fortune cookies and use them to practice reading "surprise" Chinese greetings! This activity would be fun for origami-lovers as well anybody who likes special messages!
We're big fans of sensory bins in our home, and hidden Chinese flashcards are my secret to making them extra educational! This activity for children encourages fun with everyday fine motor skills (eg, scooping, pouring) while learning how to speak and read Chinese.
A sensory activity that focuses on the Chinese character 子 (zǐ / seed)
Sensory play + Chinese writing! Use dried pasta and beans to practice writing the characters 豆 (dòu / bean) and 面 (miàn / pasta).
To reinforce food vocabulary that we learned last week with the sticker and craft stick activities, I drew pictures of food on the concrete and wrote the character name beside it. My daughter had a blast pouring water while calling out each character!
Planting fruit and vegetable stickers activity is a fun way to teach Chinese characters and learn about foods that grow from trees versus the ground.
An educational spin to a classic summer craft: counting practice with watermelon seeds! Then my daughter used the watermelon slices for pretend play and ate lots of watermelon at her pretend picnic party!