・ 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.
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.
・Learn about the traditional and customary foods during the Lunar New Year. ・Learn the making process of rice cakes. ・Share learning results with your family and enjoy the spirits of traditional festivals.
The Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) marks the beginning of the Chinese lunar calendar and is the most solemn and lively ancient traditional festival among the people. By making Koi Fish Chinese rice cakes, children can understand the symbolic meaning behind them and deepen their understanding of traditional food. The teacher demonstrated the basic steps of making rice cakes, and the children made their own koi fish rice cakes. Once finished, the children were encouraged to take them home and share with their families. Through this activity, children can experience the joy of preparing food, learn the traditional methods of making festival food, and play a significant role in preserving and inheriting our cultural heritage.
・Understand the uses and characteristics of lanterns. ・Master the technique of folding round colored paper in half. ・Deepen children’s understanding of traditional culture.
During the activity, children experienced lanterns as traditional Chinese handicrafts and realized that using lanterns as decorations during festivals such as the Mid-Autumn Festival and Lantern Festival adds a festive atmosphere. By manipulating lanterns, children understand that lanterns can provide lighting. Additionally, they can share their past experiences of playing with lanterns during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Children also expressed great interest in making lanterns to decorate the classroom. Therefore, they created their own lanterns through origami, pasting, and paper cutting.