Learning about China

My husband got back a week ago from a 2 week business trip to China. I decided to teach my preschooler a little bit about where his Papa went! I tried to find hands on activities for him instead of “paperwork”, at this age Geography can be a little tricky to learn! We had a great week learning about inventions, food, language, fashion and money all from China!

                      We started off my taking a look at how Asians write their numbers.

The right is my preschoolers “version” of writing his numbers in Chinese. (0-9)
While reading Look What Came From China book
Which is a great book, it goes through the inventions, fashions, food, toys, etc. that came from China. I had my preschooler do a scavenger hunt around the house for items that came from China.
Some of the inventions: Abacus, kits, ice cream, paper
Food: Soy beans, rice
My son made a paper lantern w/ fire breathing dragons
Then I had my husband teach JJ about the money (Renminbi) -means “People’s Currency” in Chinese language which he brought back from China for our kids.

My husband brought our 3 kids back these authentic Chinese outfits.
A week jsut wasn’t long enough for all the hands on activities I wanted to do so we will most likely go back to learning about China. I just bought Galloping the Globe at convention which I didn’t get to use for this lesson so check back because I would like to add more to this lesson!


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  4. What a fun week! I love the lanterns. The kids look adorable in their Chinese outfits!

  5. Fun week! Not hard to find stuff from China, huh? =)

  6. I love the outfits!

  7. I love finding other homeschoolers at this party. We are actually learning about China right now using My Father’s World. How fun!!

  8. I am visiting from UBP and love to find other Christian homeschoolers!! Nice to meet you! 🙂 Come by and party at my blog too!

  9. Fun ways to learn about China. Those outfits are beautiful.

  10. I found you from the blog party. Great blog. I am going to add you to my list! 🙂 I am really thinking I should blog more about my homeschooling journey. I’m over at http://www.stacymorley.blogspot.com. Nice to “meet” you!

  11. Stoppping by from the UBP! I am hoping to homeschool my 15 month old daughter (and future kiddos). I’m glad I found your blog! I am excited when the time comes to start homeschooling.

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  12. Hello from UBP!! Wow! Great blog!!


  13. Hi, I’m from the UBP, too. I homeschool my 3 boys and I’m always looking for encouraging words and different ideas. 😉

  14. I’m visiting via the Ultimate Blog Party. I also have 3 wonderful blessings and are homeschooling. I love your blog and will definitely be back!

  15. Hello there! I found your blog by way of the UBP10. I love finding other homeschoolers, so great to see us out here 🙂

    Conni from MrsMamaHen.com

  16. What a fun week! The outfits are super cute! The lantern project turned out great.

  17. Love the fire-breathing dragons! So adorable!

  18. Stopping by from the party!

    From one homeschool mom to another!

  19. Hello! I’m stopping over from the UBP. I homeschool too and loved this unit about China! Very fun! I hope you enjoy the party!

  20. I’m here from UBP 10. Wow, lots of great ideas. I’m just starting my “homeschooling” site. I can’t wait to visit here more often. -Shonda @ Milk N’ Honey (www.milknhoneylearnandgrow.blogspot.com)

  21. It is so great to get a new friend. This blog party is such a great way to connect! I am the mother of 5 grown daughters and I am an avid quilter and a professional organizer helping women get rid of clutter in their homes and lives.
    Wow, your son did really good with doing Chinese letters at his age. Thanks for posting.
    I hope you have a fantastic day! I look forward to connecting with you.

  22. I found you through UBP – my 2 girls (10 & 8 yrs) still love learning about China. We love re-visiting every Jan/Feb during Chinese new year.

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    I have links to lots of educational free stuff on the internet.

  23. How fun! I came by from the UBP. I’m interested in homeschooling, but don’t know where to start! You’ve got some great ideas here for me to implement with my kids!


  24. Hi! Already following, but wanted to say, “What a great unit study!”
    Wendy @ Faith’s Firm Foundation

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