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Day 8: Fun with *Chinese” at Home

Today will have a bunch of songs, stories and activities that are mostly about fruits and vegetables!

Beginning song in Chinese:

The classic song the “Itsy-bitsy Spider” is also in Chinese! There are several different versions out there, I chose this one because it is nice and slow for learners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4gD247NA7w (1 min)

The video has lyrics in traditional characters, simplified characters and pinyin are below:

小蜘蛛爬呀爬呀爬上水管去

忽然下大雨把他冲下去

太阳出来了把雨水晒干

小蜘蛛爬呀爬呀爬上水管去

Xiǎo zhīzhū pá ya pá ya pá shàng shuǐguǎn qù

hūrán xià dàyǔ bǎ tā chōng xiàqù

tàiyáng chūláile bǎ yǔshuǐ shài gān

xiǎo zhīzhū pá ya pá ya pá shàng shuǐguǎn qù

This is another cute song that is easy for learners to follow, “Where is the Watermelon”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPbIJD1pInw (1 min)

Story time:

From Head to Toe is a great little picture book that children can play along with:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwginIEJkt4 (3 min)

This story, The Ugly Vegetables is better for more advanced learners. If you have the book in English, feel free to use it to aid  comprehension: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j0Z3rYm5r  (8 min)

Activity: Vegetables in Chinese

Children can follow along with this video and decide, ss it a vegetable? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbZeFcRX-iY (2:30 min)

Vegetables in Chinese

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pUSSbEt7h0 (3 min)

For an additional activity, children can either continue making the play food in Chinese from yesterday’s post or make three part cards for their favorite vegetables. A free template for making three part cards is on Teachers Pay Teachers(must create an account).

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