I Love China: China Activities for Kids - Eva Varga

January 7, 200811

My daughter, Sweetie, is my guest blogger today. Β She shares some of the activities she enjoyed through our China Unit Study.

China Activities for Kids

I have been learning about China. These are some of the things I have made. The first one is a map that I made. The map shows the Himalayan Mountains, the Gobi Desert, and the Yellow and the Ygantze Rivers. China is west of the Pacific Ocean. The yellow section shows where they grow rice. The green is where wheat is grown. Rice is white and is a very important food in Asia. The capital of China is Beijing.

The Great Wall is in the northern part of the country. The first emperor of all China, Qin, built the Great Wall to keep other armies away and keep China safe. He had his people build the soldiers to keep him safe when he died. The soldiers were found by farmers digging a well. I made a model of the terracotta soldiers.

This panda is made of Model Magic. Pandas live in bamboo forests and like to eat bamboo and honey. When baby pandas are born, they are orange and very little. The mom is very protective. Pandas are endangered. Some people try to kill them for their fur. Also, their forests are sometimes cut down for building new places for people. Pandas then have less space to live.

I have been making a lapbook about China. It has lots of mini-books and pictures. Here a couple of the mini-books. One is a mini-book of animals in China. The other one is a book of words about China.

I love learning about China. I hope to visit China when I am older.

Admin Note: Sweetie dictated to me what she wanted to say about each photo. I helped elicit more details by asking questions.


  • Heidi

    January 8, 2008 at 3:24 am

    What a fun post! You can print it for her portfolio! I love how you have incorporated Chinese Art into your study of China and have enjoyed your posts!
    Let me know if you want to do Japan next…I have lots of Japan stuff (we used to live there) and I think we will begin our Japanese study in Feb.

  • Makita

    January 8, 2008 at 4:37 am

    Sarah – Will the kids be swimming this month? If not, perhaps on Friday? I can’t wait to see what you made!

  • Makita

    January 8, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Heidi – Thank you so much! I will definately keep that in mind. She is beginning to take a broader interest as we’ve expanded our study of China to include geography and we’ve learned of the 7 continents. We may very well be traveling the world! I’ll have to create a virtual passport! πŸ™‚

  • Robin

    January 12, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Sweetie has done a great job. When you enlarge the pictures you can see how much detail she put into her work. Awesome! And I learned something in the process.

  • School for Us

    January 13, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Wow. I’m impressed with your projects (where did you find or come up with the idea to make the terracotta army?) and your Sweetie’s dictation. (But, thanks for adding you prompted her.) You might check out my blog and search for “China.” Here in Texas, we have a large-scale recreation of the army that we visited when we studied China. It is very neat!

    Thanks for leaving the comment on my blog about Snap Circuits and some other things I should teach while studying electricity. Now, I just need to find the time to make it a reality! πŸ™‚

  • Jimmie

    January 14, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Oh, Wow! Fantastic!! I love the model Terracotta Warriors. So adorable!!

    Glad to have you join us in the lapbooking blogring.

  • School for Us

    February 15, 2009 at 2:41 am

    What a fun study! We are having a touring exhibit of the Terra Cotta soldiers coming into town – I think later this month. And, I just looked through your “old” comments and saw I already left one about the one-third scale models we have here, too. But, I’d forgotten about your daughter’s model! I think we’ll have to try that when we go to our exhibit. πŸ™‚

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