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!
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand". This Confucius quote perfectly summarizes the learning process. Hands-on activities are important especially for children learning a minority language, and this post has my favorite Chinese activities from Instagram!
Valentine's Day, the Day of Love, occurs on different dates in countries around the world. Chinese Valentine's Day, also known as 七夕节 (Qīxījié / Double Seventh Festival) typically falls on the 7th day of the 7th Chinese lunar month (eg, mid-to-early August). In the United States, 情人节 (Qíngrén jié / Valentine's Day) always occurs on February 14th. To celebrate Valentine's Day and learn related words, you can make cards with these free printables.
Chinese New Year puzzles are a fun way to learn important Chinese New Year greetings! These craft stick puzzles are fun for preschoolers and elementary school-aged children who are learning to read! To enhance the activity, puzzle pieces are hidden under pom poms for fun. The materials also serve as a sensory tray for younger siblings to enjoy!
Craft sticks (aka popsicle sticks!) are great for making word puzzles for children! It took me less than 10 minutes to set up craft stick puzzles for my daughter to learn how to read color names in traditional Chinese (yay for low prep!).
The Chinese Zodiac is a major part of Chinese culture and its calendar system. This free, fun, and interactive Chinese Zodiac wheel teaches the relationship between Zodiac animals and their corresponding year.