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By Niu Jilian


Mid-Autumn Day  Objectives  Cultural objective: get to know the Chinese culture on

the date, the legend, the tradition rituals, the food etc.  Language objective: get to know how to say MidAutumn Day, how to express the simple wish for the Mid-Autumn Day


Activities: 1. story-based activities. 2. classwork and projects. 3. competition-based activities. 4. others


story-based activities.


Mid-Autumn Day: story-based activities  Steps:  1. group the students by 5.

 2.distribute some pages of the story for the students to

read.  3.ask them to arrange the story in order.  4.ask a representative to retell the story.  5. see a video about the story and check their order.


Mid-Autumn Day story---based activities


Mid-Autumn Day story---based activities


Mid-Autumn Day story---based activities


Mid-Autumn Day: story---based activities ď‚— Video

Mid-Autumn Day.mp4


classwork and projects.

The following activities are based on the general idea of MidAutumn Day


Mid-Autumn Day: classwork and project plan A  Steps:

 1. teach students how to write “月”。  2. write “月” on the plate.  3. color the plate yellow.

 4. make a hole in the middle and hang it like a moon.


Mid-Autumn Day: classwork and project plan A ď‚— Samples:


Mid-Autumn Day: classwork and project plan B  Steps:

 1. distribute the index cards to the students.  2. make the card to send to their teachers and their

friends.  It has to include the sentence “中秋节快乐” and at least 3 things about Mid-Autumn Day such as the exact day in lunar calendar, the food, Chang’e or Wugang etc. They can draw pictures or write Pinyin or chinese characters depending on their age and grade.


Mid-Autumn Day: classwork and project plan B ď‚— Samples:


Mid-Autumn Day: classwork and project plan C  Steps:

 Write calligraphy of “月圆人圆事事圆”and hang it .


competition-based activities.


Mid-Autumn Day: competitionbased activities  Steps:

 1. learn about the Mid-Autumn Day.  2. questions on the Mid-Autumn Day connected with

the competition.  3. jeopardy game (you can divide the students by the four most important features of the festival)


Tasting mooncakes


Mid-Autumn Day: others plan A  Mooncake tasting  Notes: not appropriate for the little kids because of the

allergies.  not appropriate for large piece of that, the American kids don’t have the same taste as ours.  it costs money.


Mid-Autumn Day:others


Mid-Autumn Day: others plan B  Poem and song learning.  Lear the poem and song of : “静夜思” 

Jingyesi.mp4


Mid-Autumn Day: others plan C  Coloring

 This is more proper for the younger kids after the tale

of the legend.  Besides the colors you can ask them to put mooncake or a rabbit in the empty place.


Mid-Autumn Day: others plan C ď‚— Coloring page


Mid-Autumn Day  Assessment:  Retell the story

 Rearrange the story  Classwork display  Score on competition

Niujilian - Mid-Autumn Day presentation (1)  
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