Day 6: Fun with Chinese at Home

Beginning Song: Clap Your Hands in Chinese

This is the the Chinese version of “If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands” (1:25, takes about 20 seconds to get going): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9j9r1oQ48c

The video just shows the lyrics in Chinese, so the the pinyin is below.

Xìngfú pāishǒu gē (If you’re happy and you know it)

rúguǒ gǎndào xìngfú nǐ jiù pāi pāishǒu

rúguǒ gǎndào xìngfú nǐ jiù pāi pāishǒu

rúguǒ gǎndào xìngfú nǐ jiù pāi pāishǒu ya

rúguǒ gǎndào xìngfú nǐ jiù pāi pāishǒu

rúguǒ gǎndào xìngfú nǐ jiù duò duòjiǎo

rúguǒ gǎndào xìngfú nǐ jiù duò duòjiǎo

rúguǒ gǎndào xìngfú nǐ jiù duò duòjiǎo ya

rúguǒ gǎndào xìngfú nǐ jiù duò duòjiǎo

rúguǒ gǎndào xìngfú nǐ jiù pāi pāi jiān

rúguǒ gǎndào xìngfú nǐ jiù pāi pāi jiān

rúguǒ gǎndào xìngfú nǐ jiù pāi pāi jiān ya

rúguǒ gǎndào xìngfú nǐ jiù pāi pāi jiān

rúguǒ gǎndào xìngfú nǐ jiù pāi pāishǒu

rúguǒ gǎndào xìngfú nǐ jiù pāi pāishǒu

rúguǒ gǎndào xìngfú nǐ jiù pāi pāishǒu ya

rúguǒ gǎndào xìngfú nǐ jiù pāi pāishǒu

Story time: If you Give a Mouse a Cookie in Chinese

If you have the English version of this story in Chinese, read it along with the video to aid in comprehension (5 minutes)

For older kids, this cool video shows the characters for several animals, including the mouse. The characters are stylized to look like the actual bodies of the animals and then it shows the evolution of the characters from ancient to modern at the end. (6 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCYcL_BQn-4&t=289s

Play Food in Chinese Activity:

Many children enjoy playacting their favorite stories. Many stories like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie or The Hungry Caterpillar feature food. Chalk Academy has printable play food with the names in Chinese. You will need to subscribe, then use the password they send you to download the play food printables in Chinese. Children can use their new Chinese play food in their dramatic play.