Happy Thanksgiving! 感恩节快乐！
What are you thankful for this year? After 4 months of strict lockdown here in Sydney, I am just thankful that our family are all safe and healthy, and we can finally go out again. Ahhh… the smell of freedom.
I actually think we should do a “thanksgiving” every month, to reflect and give thanks for what we have. Some days I look at my three children and think of how privileged they are to have all that they have. Yet they demand more…
Having lived in America for 5 years, Thanksgiving brings back lots of warm, happy gatherings with friends. As well as Turkey, cranberry sauce, potatoes, pumpkin pie. 😋
Anyway, as a way of giving thanks to this beautiful Chinese learning community, I have a few Thanksgiving freebies.
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First up, this colouring Thanksgiving jigsaw activity which will work on your child’s
- Chinese vocabulary
- Colouring skills
- Cutting skills
- Puzzle skills
There are 6 different versions you can download for free on the Mandarin Homeschool freebie page. Sign up to receive news of fun and free Chinese resources.
Print these out on card stock or laminate for better durability.
*Top tip: if you are making more than 1 puzzle, put a sticker or colour each piece at the back BEFORE you cut it up.
Chinese Thanksgiving Flashcards
Do you know what cranberry is in Chinese? To be honest, I had no idea!! Thanks to Pleco and fellow Chinese friends, I now know that cranberry is 蔓越莓/蔓越橘 .
So my next Thanksgiving freebie are these beautiful Thanksgiving flashcards of the 12 most common words associated with the festival, so you know exactly what to say!
- Corn 玉米 (yù mǐ)
- Pumpkin 南瓜(nán guā)
- Cranberry pie 蔓越莓派 (màn yuè méi pài)
- Pilgrim 香客 (xiāng kè)
- Hat 帽子(mào zi)
- American Indian 印第安人 (yìn dì ān rén)
- Harvest 收成 (shōu chéng)
- Pumpkin pie 南瓜派 (nán guā pài)
- Mayflower 五月花号 (wǔ yuè huā hào)
- American football 橄榄球 (gǎn lǎn qiú)
- Turkey 火鸡 (huǒ jī)
- Maple leaf 枫叶 (fēng yè)
Download for free (till 28 November 2021) on the Mandarin Homeschool Teacherspayteachers Store.
Chinese Thanksgiving Vocabulary Workbook
And one more!! A learning activity pack that corresponds to the same Chinese vocabulary words learnt in the flashcards. You will find
- Counting worksheets
- Matching worksheets
- Drawing worksheets
- Sequencing worksheets
- Word Maze worksheets
- “What I am Thankful For” sheet
- And more!!!
Download for free (till 28 November 2021) on the Mandarin Homeschool Teacherspayteachers store.
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