Learn Chinese in Springtime – What to Learn and How to Learn

What Chinese to learn for Spring with various Chinese learning materials #Chinese4kids #SpringinChinese #Spring #LearnChinese #Chineselearning
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As winter fades away, the arrival of spring brings with it a burst of new life. The once-dormant landscape slowly comes to life, with the grass turning green and the trees budding with new leaves. The air is filled with the sweet aroma of blooming flowers, and the sound of birds chirping fills the sky. Small animals scurry about, enjoying the warm sunshine and fresh foliage. It’s a season of renewal and rejuvenation, and a welcome change from the cold and dreary winter months.

In this beautiful season,  what Chinese can a child learn and how to make the learning fun and engaging?

What Chinese to Learn in Springtime?

In springtime, it can be a great idea to learn Chinese words and phrases related to the season. For example, you can learn the Chinese words for “spring” (春天, chūn tiān), “flower” (花, huā), “grass” (草, cǎo), “rain” (雨, yǔ), and “sun” (太阳, tàiyáng). You can also learn seasonal activities and celebrations, such as the Qingming Festival (清明节, qīng míng jié) and the Dragon Boat Festival (端午节, duān wǔ jié). By learning these words and phrases, you can better appreciate the beauty and culture of China during this vibrant and exciting season.

General Springtime Chinese Vocabulary

Equip the kids with common Springtime words such as sun, flower, grass, bird, chick etc first. Kids associate these words in Chinese with the images/objects they see, which make the Chinese words more meaningful. You can display the words on the wall at home or in the classroom so that children can see them easily.

For example, the word wall as below is a perfect word wall for your display.

Spring Montessori 3-part Chinese flashcards - Kids learn about spring Chinese vocabulary with fun #spring #Chinesemontessori #Chinesevocabulary #Chineseflashcards #中文词汇 #闪卡

*Source: Spring Montessori 3-Part Chinese Learning Flashcards

or Farm animals

Farm animals word wall #farmanimals #FarmanimalsChinese #learnChinese #mandarinChinese #Chineseflashcards

*source: Farm Animals Chinese Learning Pack

seasonal clothing Chinese vocabulary learning #season #clothing #Chineseforkids

source: Theme Vocabulary Pack – Seasonal Clothes

Mom and Baby farm animals Chinese Montessori flashcards for kids #Chinese4kids #learnChinese #flashcards #Montessori

source: Mom and Baby Farm Animals Montessori Chinese Learning Flashcards for Kids

Animal Sounds in Chinese

Apart from farm animals, animal sounds are also interesting for kids to learn in Spring.

Chinese Animal Sounds Theme Learning pack - Flash Cards and Worksheets Learn animal sounds in Chinese with fun #Chinese4kids #LearnChinese #Chineseprintable #Chineseanimalsounds #booksforChineselearning #Chinesetheme #animalsounds #flashcards

*source: Chinese Animal Sounds Theme Learning Pack Flashcards and Worksheets

Chinese Nursery Rhythms

#1 about Spring

Longer days, more sunshine, blossoms of little flowers … Spring is in the air. Spring is the perfect time to learn some new nursery rhymes.

little fish - A Chinese nursery rhythm for spring #Chinese4kids #Chinesenurseryrhythm #funChinese #easyChinese #chineseforkids

source: Chinese Nursery Rhythms for Spring

about Animals

Kids are genuinely interested in animals in general. Springtime is the perfect time to learn about animals because kids now come across  them, for example, in the park, at the zoo or simply in their community.

Animals Rock: Chinese Nursery Rhythms on Animals learn Chinese nursery rhythms #chinese4kids #Chinesenurseryrhymes #Chineseforkids #Chinesetxtbook #Chineseworkbook

Source: Animals Rock: Chinese Animal Nursery Rhythms including Workbook

Learn Chinese Tongue Twister

Chanting a tongue twister is a brilliant way for kids to learn Chinese. Getting the sounds and tones correct and avoiding the tongue from getting twisted always bring lots of laughter. Here is one example:

Butterflies Fly A Chinese tongue twister for kids

*Source: Spring Theme Learning and Activity Worksheets

Chinese Children’s Poem

Here is one poem for children to learn.

Spring is Getting Near - A Chinese children's poem for Spring #Chinese4kids #learnChinese #Chinesechildrenpoem #MandarinChinese

*Source: Spring is Getting Near Chinese Poem for Kids and Activity Worksheets

After learning the poems, working on some activity worksheets can enhance the whole learning experience.

Chinese to Learn During Gardening

A nice activity which gets all the family members involve is Gardening. Visiting gardening centers is great fun for kids. Planting the flowers or vegetable in the garden is even more fun for kids.

When we do gardening together with the kids, it is also a good chance to introduce them to the different tools, ways of planting and how a plants grows. The items can be introduced in Chinese and a follow up lesson going through the vocabulary and practicing writing the characters would deepen the whole Chinese learning experience.

Gardening Theme Chinese Learning Pack for kids Learn Gardening in Chinese activity sheets #Chinese4kids #MandarinChinese #LearnChinese #Chineselearningmaterial #Chineselanguage #Chineseebook #Chineseprintable
Source: Gardening Theme Chinese Learning Pack for Kids

Fun Activities

There are many other learning activities kids can do during Springtime. An easy activity kids can do all the time on sunny or rainy days is coloring.

Spring Animal Chinese Learning Coloring Pages for kids fun activity for Easter and the season of Spring #Chinese4kids #funChinese #Coloringpages #MandarinChinese

*source:  Spring Easter Animal Chinese Coloring Pages for Kids

You can also have kids have some puzzle fun:

arm animals and their babies Chinese learning puzzle activities for kids - learn Chinese with fun #Chinese4kids #learnChinese #mandarinChinese #Chineseforkids

source: Farm Animals and Their Babies Puzzle – Fun Activity for Chinese Learning

Easter

Easter is the highlight of the Springtime. Kids love it because of the beautiful Easter decoration, delicious food, especially the egg hunt!

How to Learn Chinese in Springtime?

1. Learn the general Chinese Spring vocabulary

Learn the general Spring Chinese vocabulary lays a foundation for further learning. So don’t skip this .

2. Learn outdoor

Now that the weather is warmer, get out of the room and enjoy the sun and fresh air. It does not matter if it is a field trip, a walk in the garden or simple outside the room,  learning in the outdoor environment just makes learning more memorable.

3. Learn while doing

Working in the garden, playing Chinese vocabulary memory games, doing crafts, coloring, cutting/pasting/assembling are all good activities to engage both the hands and the brain. All the learning resources mentioned above include this type of hands-on activities.

4. Record the learning

Ask the child to summarize what they have learned in Chinese; take a photo of what the child has made; let him/her draw what they know about certain topic… find a way of recording the learning journey and cherish it with the child in the near future!

Spring is here. Let’s make Chinese learning fun and engaging!

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