Need any last-minute ideas on how to incorporate Chinese with 感恩节 (gǎn’ēn jié / Thanksgiving)? Here’s a quick list of activities and printables that you can do with your children during this holiday!
Hands-On Thanksgiving Activities
We had a great time talking in Chinese about all the things we are thankful for! Here are pictures and links to posts of 3 simple activities that my daughter and I did over the past week:
- Chinese Thanksgiving Activity: Giant Thankful Wall Turkey!
- Multilingual Thanksgiving Activity: Thankful Paper Roll Turkeys
- Chinese Thanksgiving Activity: Make a Turkey with Leaves
While discussing thankfulness with your children, write down each blessing, and make these easy turkey crafts together.
YouTube Videos About Thanksgiving
Free Printables About Thanksgiving
Text & Audio Summary About Thanksgiving
This audio is accompanied by English and traditional Chinese text. One of my favorite Chinese/Taiwanese parenting bloggers, CEBilingual, recorded his daughter saying this! You can see the text and listen to the summary here.
These are great ways to learn new characters while celebrating Thanksgiving!
感恩节快乐! (Gǎn’ēn jié kuàilè / Happy Thanksgiving!!!)
Click here if you’re looking for Thanksgiving videos in Mandarin Chinese!