Dragon Boat Festival or 端午節/DuānWǔJié is on June 25th, this year (2020), and Tiny Chinese Homeschool is throwing a virtual celebration for you to join in with your family at home. Every week this month, we will release a fun activity or video.
June Week #1: Dragon Boat Festival-themed printables (available now at the bottom of this post).
June Week #2: Zòngzi cooking video and recipe – this is a very ambitious recipe, but it is delicious and an essential part of the holiday.
June Week #3: Shadow puppet tutorial – Shadow puppets were a very traditional way to tell stories in ancient China. Use this tutorial to make a puppet of QūYuán, the person who’s memory we honor in the festival.
June Week #4: The Story of QūYuȧn video premiere! Watch a dramatic shadow puppet video that tells the history behind the Dragon Boat Festival.
We hope you will check back weekly (whether on Facebook or this blog) to celebrate with us!
Dragon Boat Festival Printables – Dot to Dot: Not only is this a simple way to introduce two traditions associated with the Dragon Boat Festival, this helps kids practice reading their characters from 1 to 10!