Happy Chinese Moon Festival! Savoring Mom’s Mooncakes

by Maria Adcock The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is always celebrated on the day the moon is the fullest. This is traditionally the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar. The festival originated over 3,000 years ago when Chinese emperors worshipped the moon in the autumn in hopes… read more

Mid Autumn Festival Fall Traditions with Mooncake Recipe

by Maria Adcock The Mid Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, takes place on the 15th day of the 8th month based on the Chinese lunar calendar. It occurs at the time of the year when the moon is at its fullest and brightest. There are plenty of legends and history behind this fall celebration, but what I… read more

Chinese School Torture and Hopes for My Daughter

by Maria Adcock I am not fluent in Chinese, but wish I was. This was not always the case. As a first generation Chinese American, my parents spoke to my siblings and me in English so that we would learn the language of the country we lived in. We quickly became fluent, and my parents hoped… read more

Pompom Clams – A Color-Matching Game

Practice color matching and fine motor skills with this underwater-themed game that you can make yourself! Materials: A paper plate Colored pompoms Colored paper to match the pompom colors Glue Scissors A black Sharpie To Make the Game: Cut strips of the colored paper about 2 inches or 5cm wide Fold the strips of paper… read more

Fork-Painted Puffer Fish

With just a fork and some paint, this adorable little guy is incredibly easy to make with your preschooler. Materials: Construction paper – green, white and black Poster or acrylic paint (we used yellow to stand out on the green paper background) Scissors A gluestick A fork A paper plate Instructions: Cut out two small… read more

Feed The Shark – Preschool Color Identification Game

This fun underwater-themed game is great for learning about colors. Call out a color  (in English and Mandarin!) and encourage your child to feed the shark with the fish of that color. Older kids can help with cutting out the fist and the shark’s body. Materials: Colored construction paper (we used green, red, blue, yellow… read more

The New Moon at Chinese New Year

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