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K3

Name of Activity

Chinese Restaurant

Objectives

・Understand the types and characteristics of dim sum.
・To enhance children’s knowledge about traditional food utensils by making steamers.
・To learn traditional Chinese morning tea culture by visiting a Chinese restaurant.

Brief Descriptions

Due to the pandemic, many children have missed out on the opportunity to visit Chinese restaurants and enjoy tea, so they lack of knowledge the culture of drinking tea and eating dim sum.
This activity allows children to understand the characteristics and types of dim sum and experience the exquisiteness of Chinese craftsmanship through the steamer-making activity.
Children can learn about Chinese food culture by simulating restaurant visits, cultivating dietary skills, etiquette, and social skills.

K3

Name of Activity

Chinese facial makeup

Objectives

・Recognize the basic characteristics of Chinese facial makeup (shape, color and pattern).
・Train hand-eye coordination ability.
・Learn to appreciate the makeup patterns on the faces of traditional opera actors.

Brief Descriptions

Facial makeup is the painting on the faces of traditional opera actors and is one of the traditional Chinese arts. By appreciating videos and pictures, children can observe the different shapes of facial makeup and understand the basic characteristics of Chinese facial makeup (most facial makeup is symmetrical, and different figures and roles have different patterns). During the process, children are taught the basic procedures and steps of facial painting, and children are guided to abide by specific specifications in their free creations. After the activity is completed, children’s works are displayed to create an atmosphere that promotes traditional art.

K3

Name of Activity

Chinese Painting (Lovely Panda)

Objectives

・ Children can name the utensils for Chinese calligraphy and painting (the four treasures of the study): paper, pen, ink, and inkstone.
・Children can master the light and gravity of the brush to control the thickness of the lines.
・Cultivate children’s interest in traditional Chinese ink painting.

Brief Descriptions

The panda is not only a treasure of the Chinese people but also a beloved animal among children. In this activity, children had the opportunity to apply their ink painting skills to depict pandas. Through watching a video demonstration, children carefully observed the ink’s transformations, which ignited their imagination and creativity. They were able to express the appearance, characteristics, and shape of pandas from various perspectives. Each artwork possessed a unique style, showcasing the adorable nature of the beloved Chinese character ‘Panda’ on a piece of Chinese Xuan paper.

K3

Name of Activity

The unique “Chinese type-cast” art

Objectives

・To understand the features of different Chinese fonts.
・To explore the techniques of the “Chinese type-cast” art.
・To acknowledge the techniques of using a seal.

Brief Descriptions

First, play the “Bingo” game with children, and each child needs to hold two cards and take turns passing one card to their classmates in the same direction. If children hold the same cards, children should shout “Bingo!” and show the pair of cards. With teacher’s guidance, children try to name the characteristics of different fonts after observation and comparison, then to design different types of fonts with online font-designing websites . After learning various Chinese fonts, children choose a single word from their name as a representative and have to draw the word on a foam board under guidance. Then, children cast the foam board as a Chinese seal with bamboo sticks, and stamp their personal works after coloring the stamp. Hence, to help children experience the structure of Chinese characters through the extended use of Chinese seals.

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