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Cherry Blossom Art from a Recycled Soda Bottle. Mar01 by Rachel Meeks Pink blossoms will soon appear on trees, and the National Cherry Blossom Festival starts on March 20.

Cherry Blossom Art from a Recycled Soda Bottle

In 1912 the city of Tokyo, Japan, gave Washington, D.C., a beautiful gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees. This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of that gift. Make cherry blossom artwork with a recycled 2-liter soda bottle as a stamp! Start by using dark paint to paint a branch on poster board. I cut this piece of poster board in half lengthwise because I want it to look more like an art panel than a poster. Once the branch is painted, let it dry before continuing with the stamping. Now let’s do the stamping. Ancient China - Ancient Chinese Life for Kids.

Ancient China Projects for Kids! Empress Wu.

Ancient China Projects for Kids!

For YOUR KIDS! Chinese Inventions and the Chinese New Year.

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Ancient China. World History Crafts for Kids. Chinese Drum Craft. A popular old-fashioned noise-making toy, the Chinese drum (rattle) is twisted in the hand so that the beads bounce of it and make a noise.

Chinese Drum Craft

With practise you can get a good rhythm going! Here's one the kids can make themselves.. You will need: Shoelace Wooden beads Wooden spoon Two old cds/dvds Strong glue Acrylic paint Thread a bead on to each end of the shoelace and knot to secure. Glue an old CD or CD-Rom to either side of the spoon. When the glue is dry, paint your drum with acrylic paints. China Lesson Plans. Learn about Ancient China. Great Wall of China Lesson Activities: Teaching the History and Geography of the Amazing Chinese Landmark. The Great Wall of China represents 2000 years of Chinese history.

Great Wall of China Lesson Activities: Teaching the History and Geography of the Amazing Chinese Landmark

The earliest known sections were unconnected barricades built in the 7th century BC by the Zhou Dynasty. In 221 BC, during the Qin Dynasty, the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, connected the smaller walls, linking them and extending them into the current foundation for one wall. Due to neglect, it deteriorated because the Great Wall was not maintained after the Qin Dynasty. Two thousand years later, during the Ming Dynasty which began in the 14th century AD, the Great Wall was built back up. It took 200 years to reconstruct the wall. Mapping the Great Wall of China The Great Wall is so huge, it can be seen from outer space. A to Z Kids Stuff. Do not want others to know what you have done?

A to Z Kids Stuff

Better not have done it anyways. -Chinese Proverb Ch'in (Qin) (221BCE-206BCE) During the Qin dynasty, all of China was united and the Great Wall of China was begun. Qin Shihuangti was the first emperor of China. China. BBC – Schools – Primary Languages – Mandarin: Vocabulary, activities, games, clips and songs for children learning Chinese. China. What do you know about China?

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Learn about its land, history, and culture. China. Chinese Children Photos, China Kids Pictures, Chinese Minority Kids. PBS Kids-Sagwa: Home Page. Best Chinese Websites. Chinese Teacher hints, advice and tips I know from my own experience that being on a continual path of self-improvement is an absolute necessity toward be a good teacher.

Best Chinese Websites

Hang out with other educators that you admire. Watch them closely and learn from them. Imitation is the greatest compliment! Join your language association [CLTA] - plus two foreign language teacher associations (state and national: ACTFL - ( and attend their annual meetings on a regular basis. Whenever you can in your own environment, ask to observe colleagues in action in their classroom. Keep your classroom presentations FRESH. They don't care how much you know until they know how much you CARE] I hope that you picked up some ideas here that will aid in your total success. Chinese New Year Games and Activities - Year of the Dragon. Learning for Kids_Confucius Institute Online. China. Advertisement.

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EnchantedLearning.com is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? Click here.) Kids from China. Continent: East AsiaClimate: Varies dramatically, from cold and dry in the north to steamy in the south School: Most schools in China run from about 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., including a two-hour break for lunch.

Kids from China

Uniforms are typically required. Besides subjects such as language and math, schools teach moral education-values and attitudes that are believed to be important for all citizens.Play: Tiaoqi (Chinese checkers) and Xiangqi (Chinese chess) are favorite board games. Soccer and basketball are popular, as is ping-pong, which requires little playing space in this crowded nation.Family: About half of city children in China—closer to three-quarters in Beijing, the capital—live mainly with their grandparents while their parents work.

Free Chinese Materials for Kids to Learn Chinese. Ancient China - Ancient Chinese Life for Kids. A Kids Life in China. As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued.

A Kids Life in China

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China for Kids! Free crafts, coloring pages, puzzles, maps and more. Chinese Culture... for kids! So what's the Chinese bad luck number? It isn't 13... If you get on an elevator, what's the missing number on the pad? You will notice the number 4 is missing... yes, Chinese consider this a "bad luck" number as the pronunciation "suh" sounds similar to the Chinese character for "death". In contrast, the number 8 "bâ" sounds similar to the word for "wealth" and is therefore considered a very lucky number.

The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing started on 08/08/08 at precisely 08:08:08 p.m. Some variations exist because of the different pronunciations across China. So get ready to learn a bit more about different aspects of Chinese Culture, from food to festivals, to dragons and tigers. 2013 is the Year of the Snake, 2014 will be the Year of the Horse! Let's start with some basics like the common traditions and celebrations as well as the many symbols that are unique to Chinese culture: Ancient China for Kids - Stories, Games, Dynasties, Geography, Daily Life, Religion, Inventions, and More! China for Kids. Maths Games - from Mangahigh.com. 1. Maths Coverage Mangahigh is a comprehensive and powerful maths teaching resource offering full coverage of the UK National Curriculum with more than 400 different challenges ranging from addition to quadratic factorisation 2. Chinese New Year Games - Online Games. China Pictures, Maps and Flags - China Clipart - China Royalty Free Photographs and Illustrations.