Asian Lore Activities and Fireworks


December 9-13

Workshop Activities

1. Craft – Terracotta Warriors

2. Key Points – Asian Lore

3. Collaborative – Dragon Ball

4. Language Arts – Slat Books

5. Math/Logic - Nim

6. Character Connection – Great Wall of Friendship

7. Big Activity – Happy Birthday Everybody!

8. Movement - Chinese Jump Rope

Minecraft Activities

  1. Mythical Creatures Collaborative Builds

  2. Crafting Math

  3. Celebrate Chinese New Year

  4. Build Challenge: Mythical Beasts

Upcoming Events

  • Park Days at Santa Ana Zoo: https://www.facebook.com/events/479026312918466/

  • Disneyland meetup: December 10 – Ancient Festivals: https://www.facebook.com/events/438347327015581/

  • Ancient Festivals Celebration

Fireworks

Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

  • Prepare and share a report about one of the Chinese dynasties.

  • Prepare a travel brochure or video commercial to encourage people to visit China.

  • Prepare and perform a reader's theater of a story from traditional Chinese folklore.

  • Interview someone from China.

  • Learn a traditional Chinese song and/or dance.

  • Make paper.

  • Make a fun dragon: http://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/2014/07/07/cereal-box-monster-jaws-fun-easy-big-kids-craft.html

  • Make a Chinese flag:

  • http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/china-flag-fuse-bead-pattern

  • http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/chinese-flag-collage

  • Play ping pong.

  • Make a Chinese gong: http://kidworldcitizen.org/2012/01/18/a-chinese-gong-for-chinese-new-year/

  • Do a China mapping worksheet: http://www.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=1098

  • Estimate how much it would cost for your family to take a vacation in China.

  • An abacus is a tool used in China for counting and doing simple arithmetic. It is the forerunner of modern-day calculators. The abacus is still used in China as well as other Asian countries. Try doing your math on an abacus.

  • Play some Chinese new year games: http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/chinese/games.htm

  • Get your Chinese name: http://www.mandarintools.com/chinesename.html

  • Do some tangrams activities: http://www.wartgames.com/toys/puzzles/tangrams.html

  • Answer questions about ancient China: http://ask.mrdonn.org/china/index.html

  • Do some Time warp trio: http://www.timewarptrio.com/teachers-parents/lessons/

Field Trip Ideas

  • Visit China Town


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