Summer is almost over, and we have only a few weeks of full-time beach trips until school time! As we shop for new school supplies, my children are singing the Chinese Going to School song 上学歌 / 上學歌 (Shàngxué gē)!
This post has a 上学歌 / 上學歌 music video, an easy craft, and printable song lyrics for your family!
Chinese Going to School Song 上学歌 / 上學歌
You can find the school song as part of the A Little Mandarin album on Amazon, iTunes, Google play, or Spotify!
Chinese Going To School Song 上学歌 / 上學歌 Video
If you haven’t heard this song before, this music video shows children dancing to 上学歌 / 上學歌. Subtitles are in simplified Chinese, although the lyrics are slightly different than A Little Mandarin’s version.
Start the video at 0:19 to cut to the start of the Chinese Going to school song!
Here’s another rendition of the Chinese school song. The lyrics here match the ones from A Little Mandarin.
Chinese Going To School Song 上学歌 / 上學歌 Craft stick puzzle
A few years ago, I made a simple craft stick puzzle for my daughter to learn 上学歌 / 上學歌 Going to School song lyrics in Chinese! This is completely optional of course, but it was a fun and easy activity that my daughter enjoyed!
Since I’m not fluent, the longest part was looking up how to write all of the Chinese characters. However, writing various hands-on Chinese activities for my daughter has helped me memorize Chinese characters!
I drew pictures with a Sharpie, and it took less than 30 minutes total to prepare.
On each craft stick, I wrote Chinese character corresponding to the Chinese song lyrics.
To complete the puzzle, you can use either the song lyrics or drawing as the guide.
Younger children may need a “control” to help them complete the puzzle. You can easily create this buy taking a photo of the completed puzzle and printing it out!
Chinese Going To School Song 上学歌 / 上學歌 Lyrics
Here are lyrics in simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Pinyin, and English!
太阳当空照 / 太陽當空照
Tài yáng dāng kōng zhào
The sun is shining in the sky
花⼉儿对我笑 / 花兒對我笑
Huā ér duì wǒ xiào
The flowers are smiling at me
Xiǎo péng yǒu
Zǎo zǎo zǎo
Morning! Morning! Morning!
背着书包要去上学校 / 背著書包要去上學校
Bēizheshū bāo yào qù shàng xué xiào
Wearing a schoolbag going to school
我去上学校 / 我去上學校
Wǒ qù shàng xué xiào
I am going to school
天天不迟到 / 天天不遲到
Tiān tiān bū chí dào
Everyday not being late
爱学习 / 愛學習
Ài xué xí
爱劳动 / 愛勞動
Ài láo dòng
长⼤大要为⼈人民立功劳 / 長大要為人民立功勞
Zhǎng dà yào weì rén mín lì gōng láo
When I grow up I want to diligently serve people
Download Chinese Going To School Song 上学歌 Lyrics
I recommend downloading and printing these lyrics to review with your child rather than viewing on the computer screen.
The lyrics are written in large font so that children who are learning to read can see each Chinese character clearly.
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