Day 5: Fun with *Chinese* at Home

Today’s theme is about body parts in Chinese

Song in Chinese: Jasmine Flowers

“Jasmine flowers” is a beautiful song, and a classic for a reason, even though it is a hard to hit all the notes perfectly!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqIOQCPHMr4 (2 minutes)

The captions in the video are in traditional characters and the pinyin for the lyrics are below:

Hǎo yī duǒ měilì de mòlìhuā  hǎo yī duǒ měilì de mòlìhuā

fēnfāng měilì mǎn zhīyā  yòu xiāng yòu báirén rén kuā

ràng wǒ lái jiāng nǐ zhāi xià  sòng gěi biérén jiā

mòlìhuā ya  mòlìhuā

hǎo yī duǒ měilì de mòlìhuā  hǎo yī duǒ měilì de mòlìhuā

fēnfāng měilì mǎn zhīyā  yòu xiāng yòu báirén rén kuā

ràng wǒ lái jiāng nǐ zhāi xià  sòng gěi biérén jiā

mòlìhuā ya  mòlìhuā

hǎo yī duǒ měilì de mòlìhuā  hǎo yī duǒ měilì de mòlìhuā

fēnfāng měilì mǎn zhīyā  yòu xiāng yòu báirén rén kuā

ràng wǒ lái jiāng nǐ zhāi xià  sòng gěi biérén jiā

mòlìhuā ya  mòlìhuā

Story time: Two “Monsters”

Many children love this story, Go Away Big Green Monster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfhHzuzZd20

(2 min) The narrator reads this story a little fast, feel free to pause frequently.

The books about David, a boy who struggles with good behavior, are always a favorite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geNhl12HYxw (2 min)

Activity body part three part cards

Body parts in Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p37947fyGo (2 min) This book shows traditional characters, simplified characters and pinyin for basic body parts are below.

Have your child make three part cards for the body parts. Older children can write the characters and younger children can write in pinyin.

头tóu (head)、 头发tóufǎ (hair)、 眼睛yǎnjīng (eye)、鼻子bízi (nose)、 嘴巴zuǐbā (mouth)、 耳朵ěrduǒ (ear)、手shǒu (hand)、 脚jiǎo (foot), 腿tuǐ (leg)、肩膀jiānbǎng (shoulder)、手臂shǒubì (arm)、 膝盖xīgài (knee)、手指shǒuzhǐ (finger)

A free template for making three part cards is on Teachers Pay Teachers (must create an account).

All of our plans include about 30 minutes of activities, including songs, stories, activities and games. Children do not have to do all the activities in one go. If you have questions about the activity plan, please get in touch.