Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Emoji Emotion II: Interactive Storytelling Game

L'effroi
Jean-Baptise Greuze
1725-1805

I’ve been teaching storytelling for 20 years, so I am always looking for new games and activities to keep it fresh, both for me and my students. A few years ago, I purchased some emoji stress balls at my local dollar store, thinking I might be able to use them in my class one day. Finally, last week inspiration struck.

Initially, I only had six of the emoji balls. I immediately knew this game was a success and I would need more for a larger group. I found them on
Amazon. 

I tried the game three times with smaller groups until all nineteen of my students came together. They were eager to play the game again. It was controlled chaos, lots of laughter and the students loved playing with their stories, changing up the emotions, adding facial expressions, and gestures.


Below are the instructions for Emoji Emotion II.

  • Students stand in a circle.
  • Each one is given an emoji ball. 
  • Teacher assigns a number to each student one through six since there are six numbers on the die.
  • If there are more than six students the count begins at one again with the seventh student. Example: If you have a class of eighteen you would assign the numbers one through six three times.
  • Teacher plays music as the students pass the balls. Note: I queued up music via YouTube on my phone.
  • Teacher stops the music at their discretion. When the music stops the students keep whatever emoji ball is in their hand.
  • Teacher throws the die. Whatever number is rolled, the student who has that number chooses a line of dialogue from their story and tells it with the emotion on the emoji ball, even if it is not the correct tone for the story.
  • If you have more than six students then each student with the rolled number takes a turn.
  • Repeat the process as time allows, playing the music each time as the students pass the emoji balls.

This is a terrific game to use after the students are comfortable with their stories but I can easily envision using it as an ice breaker game. For example, the teacher assignes one sentence to be used by all but with a different emotion, to teach them how vocal intonation/expression will change the meaning of a sentence. Another way would be to have the students share one sentence about something from their lives using the emotion on the emoji ball. For example:
  • My favorite sport is baseball.
  • I have a big, brown dog. 
  • I went to the beach last summer.
Last year I created a different emoji-based game that also worked well. It was very successful but this new game is definitely more interactive. That game may be viewed at the link below.

Emoji Emotions: Interactive Storytelling Game
https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2022/04/emoji-emotions-interactive-storytelling.html.

This game is definitely a keeper! If you decide to try this out with your students, please let me know how it turned out for you and for your students. I would love to hear what you think about it. Please leave a blog comment if you have time.

Permission for private use is granted but I do ask that you maintain the copyright information and offer proper attribution. Publication is prohibited without my expressed written permission.
 

There are many more original games I have created in my book, Story by Story, along with worksheets to help your students step into their story. 











Please note, websites change at a rapid pace and weblinks may change or break without notice. I cannot be responsible for redirected or broken links. At the time of this posting all links were in working order. Thank you for understanding.

 

Karen Chace 2023 ©

This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission, please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I appreciate your support and personal integrity.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Story Wok - A Peer Coaching Worksheet

Listening Boy
Robert Henri, 1924
I am in my 20th year teaching and directing a student storytelling program. Every year I try to develop new tools, either written or interactive, to help my students work with their stories, and their peers.

I always make time for the students to independently practice their stories during class time, but another component is a turn and tell, where students share their stories with a partner. 

This year I designed a new tool, the Story Wok. The name is an acronym, with each letter corresponding to a specific story or performance element, to be used during the turn and tell. 

Since the worksheet is fairly extensive I instruct the students to choose three things they want to focus on. As the student tells their story the partner listens deeply. When the teller is finished the listener/peer coach writes down some suggestions, then shares it with the teller. The process is then repeated with the partners switching rolls.

I only use this tool after we have met for many weeks, when trust is established within the group, and after the students have participated in one round of story coaching. Before we begin, part of the instruction process is to remind them that their role as listeners is to be supportive and encouraging. 




Below are some of the specific notes the listeners took on the various stories they heard and then shared with the tellers.

Setting: Perhaps you could describe where the alligator lives.
Talking: You could add dialogue when the king finds the fairy.
Omission: You might want to leave out the royal chair.
Reactions:  When you're climbing maybe you could use a scary expression.
Yawn! You could add more action when the horse gets its tail stuck in the fence.

Word(s): Maybe you could add some similes.
Observation: You were very calm when you told the story.
Kindness: I loved your different character voices. 

After I collected the papers I noticed some of the students wrote on their worksheets: “Thank you for the advice.” One even drew a smiley face.

I think it worked!

Permission to use the Story Wok in your personal work is granted with the following restrictions. 
Do not remove the copyright information and please credit the source. Do not reproduce in any publication in any form or format without my expressed written permission. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I appreciate your support. 

If you would like me to send the Story Wok worksheet to you in a Word .doc email me at
storybug@aol.com . If you do use it I would be grateful if you shared how it worked for your students.


If you are interested in more original, interactive games, as well as story worksheets, please consider my award-winning book, Story by Story: Creating a Student Storytelling Troupe.













Please note, websites change at a rapid pace and weblinks may change or break without notice. I cannot be responsible for redirected or broken links. At the time of this posting all links were in working order. Thank you for understanding.

 

Karen Chace 2023 ©

This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission, please contact me at storybug@aol.com.



 


Monday, January 2, 2023

Celebrate the Chinese New Year - 2023 The Year of the Rabbit

 

Three Rabbits
China, Qing Dynasty
Unidentified Artist


I originally offered this blog in 2011 but since 2023 is also the Year of the Rabbit I am sharing it again, along with additional stories and resources.

The Chinese New Year begins on January 22, 2023 until February 9, 2024.
The Rabbit is the fourth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 animal signs. 










These are some of the traits of those born in the Year of the Rabbit:

  • Reasonable
  • Friendly
  • Wise, fragile, tranquil, and serene,
  • Considerate
  • Diplomatic
  • Organized
  • Affectionate, co-operative, and pleasant.
  • They can also make great painters or musicians due to their sense of beauty and their love of creativity.
  • They possess good communication skills and make great teachers and counselors.


STORIES

A Rabbit Story - Tibet
https://mythfolklore.blogspot.com/2014/03/tibetan-folk-tales-rabbit-story.html

Cottontail Shoots the Sun
– Native American
https://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/ca/wsm/wsm22.htm

The Dance for Water or Rabbit’s Triumph – South Africa
https://www.sacred-texts.com/afr/saft/sft20.htm

The Foolish Lion and the Clever Rabbit
http://tinyurl.com/2vv9nkt

How Rabbit Deceived Fox – Canada/Native American
https://fairytalez.com/rabbit-deceived-fox/

How the Rabbit Lost His Tail - Brazil
https://www.worldoftales.com/South_American_folktales/South_American_Folktale_6.html#gsc.tab=0

How the Terrapin beat the Rabbit – Native American
https://www.worldoftales.com/Native_American_folktales/Native_American_Folktale_5.html#gsc.tab=0

How the Wolf, the Fox, and Rabbit Committed a Crime - Tibet
https://mythfolklore.blogspot.com/2014/03/tibetan-folk-tales-wolf-fox-and-rabbit.html

The Moon Rabbit - Jakata
https://www.tell-a-tale.com/jataka-tale-the-moon-rabbit/

Rabbit and Fox– Native American 
https://www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Legends/RabbitandFox-Ojibwa.html

The Rabbit and the Coyote – South America

https://www.worldoftales.com/South_American_folktales/South_American_Folktale_2.html#gsc.tab=0

Rabbit and the Moon Man – Native American
https://www.worldoftales.com/Native_American_folktales/Native_American_Folktale_67.html#gsc.tab=0

The Rabbits Liver – Korea
http://www.sejongsociety.org/korean_theme/korean_folk_tales/rabbits_liver.html

Rabbit Plays Tug-O-War – Native American
http://tinyurl.com/btxxdzm

The Rabbit Throws Out His Sandal – South America
https://www.worldoftales.com/South_American_folktales/South_American_Folktale_3.html#gsc.tab=0

Rabbits Wish for Snow – Native American
https://www.pbs.org/circleofstories/storytellers/tchin.html

The Smiling Rabbit - Mexico
https://www.post-journal.com/life/focus-on-schools/2016/12/the-smiling-rabbit-in-the-moon-a-mexican-folktale/


BOOKS

Apples4theTeacher - Recommended reading. Children's books for the Chinese New Year.
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/chinese-new-year/kids-books/

Best Picture Books About Rabbits
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/33344.Best_Picture_Books_about_Rabbits


CRAFTS

DLTK Crafts – So many rabbit crafts here you will be hopping for hours!
http://tinyurl.com/286ze43

China themed coloring pages 
http://tinyurl.com/2en37sa

Chinese Dragon Puppet 
– Makes a great bookmark as well. 
http://tinyurl.com/3ysk9ce

Chinese New Year Zodiac Wreath

http://tinyurl.com/2a2h5ul

Easy Origami Rabbit – An easy-to-follow YouTube video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SaGXAihImg

Enchanted Learning - Crafts and activities for the Chinese New Year. 
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/chinesenewyear/


CURRICULUM


China Word Search 

http://tinyurl.com/35cspxe

Education World - Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit.
http://tinyurl.com/32xxno3

Chinese New Year Printables and Worksheets
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/chinese-new-year/printables/


GAMES

Chinese New Year’s Games 

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/chinese-new-year/kids-games/

Computer Games
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/chinese-new-year/games/

Traditional Chinese Games
https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/traditional-chinese-games


SOMETHING EXTRA

Chinese Folklore - Short Stories for Children to share during the Chinese New Year.
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/chinese-new-year/short-stories/

Chinese Proverbs 
http://tinyurl.com/4francl

Myth and Moor – Folktales of rabbits and hares by Terri Windling.
https://www.terriwindling.com/blog/2020/04/folklore-rabbits-hares.html

Rabbits in Art and Storytelling
https://www.slaphappylarry.com/rabbits/

Storybug.net – Two previous posts on my blog about the Chinese New Year in 2008 and 2009. While the stories are not about rabbit you will find information about the celebration that may be useful.
http://tinyurl.com/yfqejbk  an
d  http://tinyurl.com/ylxdd5l



Please note, websites change at a rapid pace and weblinks may change or break without notice. I cannot be responsible for redirected or broken links. At the time of this posting all links were in working order. Thank you for understanding.

 

Karen Chace 2011 Updated 2023 ©

This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission, please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I appreciate your support and personal integrity.

 

Friday, April 22, 2022

Emoji Emotions: Interactive Storytelling Game

The Girl with the Pearl Earring
by
Johannes Vermeer, 1665

Earlier this year I was struggling to help some of my storytelling students succeed using appropriate vocal intonations for the characters and situations in their stories. Even though I used a number of storytelling activities to demonstrate vocal expression, discussed character voices matching story events, characterization, and coached them on their delivery, nothing was working.

Then one night it suddenly became clear, they were struggling because for the past two years they have been wearing masks in school and in public. They were interacting with others seeing only their eyes, not their entire faces, and sometimes voices were muffled. The masks had affected their social interactions and ability to convey their feelings through facial expression and vocal tone.

What could I do differently? What could I use that they already understand? Emojis! Using emojis I designed a new activity. I found a variety of public domain emojis, copied each into a blank document and typed the corresponding emotion. I printed and laminated each one and the Emoji Emotions game was born. We played it the next day with remarkable success! Here are the instructions for you to try with your students.

EMOJI EMOTIONS GAME © 2022

Instructions

  • Explain that you will be working on vocal intonations; share/display the emoji cards.
  • Direct each student to choose a line of dialogue from their story to use for the game.
  • Invite two students to come to the front of the class. 
  • Fan the emoji cards face down and have each student chose a card at random. * You can also do this activity with a solo student.
  • Holding the card in front of them have them hold a ‘conversation’ with the dialogue from their separate stories, using the chosen emotion. Of course, the conversation won’t make any sense, but it will be funny!

The following week I expanded the game. I passed out individual kazoos to each student. (Individual kazoos may be purchased through Oriental Trading.)  The directions were the same but this time they the conversation using a kazoo to speak the dialogue. *Many thanks to Andrea Lovett for this idea i.e., using kazoos to tell a story. It was hilarious!

* Note: When I did this for the first time, I noticed each student naturally added a facial gesture and changed their body language to correspond with the emotion.


The students couldn’t wait for their turn and asked to play the different variations of this game again and again. Not only was the game fun, but it also made a huge difference in how the student’s connected with their characters and emotions in their story. It loosened them up and gave them permission to play with their story. The next time they practiced their story it was obvious how much this simple activity helped their performance. Some of the emoji cards I created are below.

This is the list of emotions I used; there are many more you can add but I kept it as simple as possible due to the age of the participants, fourth and fifth grade students. You could add more subtle emotions for an older group.

  • Angry
  • Bored
  • Confused
  • Embarrassed
  • Happy
  • Nervous
  • Sad
  • Scared
  • Silly
  • Surprised
  • Worried


A few examples I created for this game.



This game is a keeper! If you decide to try this out with your students, please let me know how it turned out for you and for them. 

Permission for private use is granted but I do ask that you maintain the copyright information and offer proper attribution. Publication is prohibited without my expressed written permission. 

There are many more original games I have created in my book, Story by Story, along with worksheets to help your students step into their story. 

Please note, websites change at a rapid pace and weblinks may change or break without notice. I cannot be responsible for redirected or broken links. At the time of this posting all links were in working order. Thank you for understanding.

 

Karen Chace 2022 ©
This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission, please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I appreciate your support and personal integrity.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Celebrating the Country of Ukraine

 “And if you want to suppress a culture, take their stories. If you take their stories, you take their power.”  Kristin Pedemonti

Carousel
by
Oleksandr Murashko, 1906

I always love sharing folktales on themes and different countries. Today I am celebrating the beautiful country of Ukraine. As we all know the country and its courageous people are under attack. Let’s keep them in our hearts and continue to share their stories and traditions.

Around the world countries are offering support in a variety of ways, food, shelter, medical care, and more. If you would like to donate to these efforts, Charity Navigator offers a number of essential, reliable, and financially responsible organizations here:
https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=9366 



FACTS ABOUT UKRAINE

  • Ukrainian civilizations date back to 4800 B.C. The country is located in an area where Trypillian and Scythian civilizations thrived.
  • Ukraine is home to seven sites protected by the UNESCO World Heritage L
  • The world’s first constitution was drafted and introduced in 1710 by Ukrainian Hetman Pylyp Orlyk.
  • Ukraine is the world's largest producer of sunflower seeds. It is estimated that the total size of Ukraine’s sunflower farmlands could cover the entire territory of Slovenia.
  • The vast tracts of arable land in Ukraine with fertile black soil made it an ideal place for growing wheat and other food crops. As such, it was nicknamed the "Breadbasket of Europe.” Today, Ukraine continues to be one of the largest producers of wheat in the world.
  • The gas lamp was invented by two Lviv-based pharmacists - Jan Zeh and Ignacy Ɓukasiewicz in 1853.
  • The deepest metro station in the world is Arsenalna station on the Sviatoshynsko – Brovarska line located in Kyiv – the capital city of Ukraine.
  • Vyshyvanka is the name of the National Costume of Ukraine. This is differentiated from others because of its embroidery work which features Ukrainian embroidery.

The above information found at the following links:
https://thefactfile.org/ukraine-facts/
https://www.indiatimes.com/trending/social-relevance/ukraine-facts-you-didnt-know-562918.html


STORIES

The Cat and the Rooster
http://tinyurl.com/zdscqm4

The Fox and the Crane
https://www.tccweb.org/folklore.htm#The_Fox_and_the_Crane

The God and the Devil
https://www.tccweb.org/folklore.htm#God_and_the_Devil

The Heron, the Fish, and the Crayfish 
http://tinyurl.com/6js3u88 

How A Fish Swam in the Air and a Hare in Water
https://sites.pitt.edu/~dash/type1381.html#ukraine

The Magic Egg
http://tinyurl.com/plx7ebe

The Magic Pumpkins
https://tinyurl.com/ybqo2lr4

Sister Fox
http://www.mychickensandme.com/sister-fox-a-ukrainian-folk-tale/

The Tsar and the Angel
https://www.worldoftales.com/European_folktales/Ukrainian_folktale_16.html

Ukrainian Fairy Tales, Folk Tales and Fables
https://fairytalez.com/region/ukrainian 

Ukrainian Folk Tales translated by Marie Halun Bloch – Meet The Poor Wolf, The Spiteful Nanny Goat, The Foolish Dog, and a host of other animals between these pages.
https://diasporiana.org.ua/wp-content/uploads/books/19589/file.pdf


BOOKS

Children’s Books Set In Ukraine
https://kidstravelbooks.com/product-category/europe/ukraine/

Thunder Bay Public Library offers some wonderful suggestions of available books.
https://tbplofftheshelf.com/2020/12/14/ukrainian-folk-tales/


CRAFTS

Printable craft based on the children’s book, The Mitten.
https://www.littlepim.com/blog/explore-winter-ukraine-craft-based-clever-story

Ukraine Coloring Pages for Kids
https://www.coloringpages101.com/Countries/Ukraine-coloring-pages


CURRICULUM

Ukraine Facts for Kids
https://kids.kiddle.co/Ukraine

U is for Ukraine - Ukraine for Kids Virtual Tour
https://www.localpassportfamily.com/2020/07/u-is-for-ukraine-ukraine-for-kids-virtual-tour.html


TRADITIONS

A History of  The History Pysanka Symbolism A great variety of decorative motifs are found on pysanky. Because of the egg’s fragility, no ancient examples of pysanky have survived. However, similar ornamental patterns occur in pottery, weaving, wood carving, embroidery and other traditional crafts, examples of which have survived through the ages.”
https://www.pysanky.info/Symbols_NEW/History.html

How to Decorate Pysanky Ukrainian Easter Eggs
https://www.allrecipes.com/article/how-to-decorate-pysanky-ukrainian-easter-eggs/

Pysanky Ukrainian Easter Eggs and How to Make Your Own - The start of spring means that Easter is on the horizon, which for many people means one thing—it's time to start decorating eggs.”
https://mymodernmet.com/pysanky-ukrainian-easter-egg/

Ten Customs That Only Ukrainians Will Understand
“The roots of Ukrainian customs date back centuries, but at the same time, they remain no less popular nowadays…Ukrainians pay great attention to the observation of customs, as they are unique and extremely peculiar – even absurd sometimes.”
https://theculturetrip.com/europe/ukraine/articles/10-customs-that-only-ukrainians-will-understand/

Traditional CraftsLearn about pottery, weaving, painting, and more.
https://authenticukraine.com.ua/en/traditions-crafts

Ukrainian Customs and TraditionsLearn about wedding traditions, national costumes, and food.
https://greentourua.com/ukrainian-customs-and-traditions/ 

Ukrainian Folklore –History, cuisine, folklore and more.
https://computerscience.johncabot.edu/kduong/S2020CS130-1/mavramova/about/project/index.html

Ukrainian Women Bring Back Traditional Floral Crowns To Show National Pride|
“According to the tradition, these headdresses were worn by young, unmarried women to show their “purity” and marital eligibility. Now though, the artists are using them as a reminder of Ukrainian identity in rough times the country is going through. With continuing political and actual physical pressure from Russia, the country faces serious threats to its integrity and unity is needed more than ever.”|
https://www.demilked.com/traditional-ukrainian-flower-crowns-treti-pivni/ 

SOMETHING EXTRA

Authentic Ukraine – An amazing project on the cultural Heritage of Ukraine, including performing arts, traditional rituals, food, music, oral traditions, tours of cultural heritage, and “authentic audio and visual examples of Ukrainian identity.” Learn more about this beautiful country and its fascinating history.
https://authenticukraine.com.ua/en

Chuhaister: Spirit of the Ukrainian Forest
“Chuhaister is the spirit of the Carpathian mountain forest. Chuhaister is both protector of the woods and the spirit of the forest.” Learn all about this spirit at the link below.
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/babayagascottage/2020/11/chuhaister-spirit-of-the-ukrainian-forest/


ADDITIONAL CULTURAL RESOURCES

Celebrating the Continent of Africa
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2021/01/celebrating-continent-of-africa.html

Celebrating the Country of China
https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2022/02/celebrating-country-of-china.html 


Celebrating the Country of Germany
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2021/02/celebrating-country-of-germany.html

Celebrating the Country of India
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2021/01/celebrate-country-of-india.html

Celebrating the Country of Russia
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2021/03/celebrating-country-of-russia.html

Celebrating the Country of Scotland
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2021/04/celebrating-country-of-scotland.html

Celebrating the Country of Turkey

https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2017/11/celebrating-country-of-turkey.html

 

 

Please note, websites change at a rapid pace and weblinks may change or break without notice. I cannot be responsible for redirected or broken links. At the time of this posting all links were in working order. Thank you for understanding.

 

Karen Chace 2022 ©

This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission, please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I appreciate your support and personal integrity.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Celebrating the Country of China

Diaochan
One of the Four Great
Beauties of China
This is the seventh in my series, highlighting the rich diversity of folktales, fairy tales, legends, and myths from around the world. My hope is that this will make it easier for you to find new and unique tales to add to your repertoire, and in the process, we will learn more about our global neighbors.

Since the Olympics began in Beijing a few days ago I thought it made sense to highlight China this time around. The country of China is divided into thirty-one provinces, municipalities, and autonomous regions. I encourage you to conduct further research on the specific region and/or culture behind the stories. I also offer some curriculum and crafts resources, with articles for additional reading on the beautiful country of China.

At the end of this blog, you will find links to my previous journeys to Africa, India, Germany, Russia, Scotland, and Turkey. I hope you find something useful and fun to add to your storytelling work or classroom.

STORIES

The Ancestor of Tea
http://tinyurl.com/gudo3vz

The Blue Rose The tenth story in the book by Marie L. Shedlock.
http://tinyurl.com/jdua2ud

The Butterfly Lovers
https://tinyurl.com/ybvybqdz

The Clever Wife 
http://tinyurl.com/d7d8clp 

The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl
https://www.nspirement.com/2021/08/12/the-cowherd-and-the-weaver-girl.html

The Discovery of Salt
https://tinyurl.com/s3s75zt

The Dragon Princess
https://www.worldoftales.com/Asian_folktales/Chinese_Folktale_60.html#gsc.tab=0

The Golden Beetle or Why Dog Hates Cat
http://tinyurl.com/krxq898

Grandmother Tiger
https://chinesefolktales.blogspot.com/2018/06/grand-auntie-tiger-earliest-recorded.html

How the Moon Became Beautiful
https://archive.org/details/goldenpathbooka01stevgoog

How Three Heroes Came By Their Deaths Because of Two Peaches
https://tinyurl.com/y2h74kr4

The Ladle of the Moon
https://www.worldoftales.com/Asian_folktales/Chinese_Folktale_34.html#gsc.tab=0

The Ladle That Fell From the Moon
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/54734/54734-h/54734-h.htm#Page_404

The Lady Who Lives on the Moon
https://worldstories.org.uk/reader/the-lady-who-lives-on-the-moon/english/274

The Magic Brocade
http://www.aaronshep.com/stories/056.html

The Nodding Tiger
http://tinyurl.com/y8jxean5

The Old Woman and the Tiger
https://www.jefftk.com/p/the-old-woman-and-the-tiger

The Princess Kwan-Yin
https://www.worldoftales.com/Asian_folktales/Chinese_Folktale_9.html#gsc.tab=0

The Queen Mother of the West
https://tinyurl.com/yxmeqhld

The Snake and Frog
https://www.yourchineseastrology.com/zodiac/story/snake.htm

The Story of Niu Land and Zhi Nu
https://worldstories.org.uk/reader/the-story-of-niu-lang-and-zhi-nu/english/448

The Talking Fish
https://www.worldoftales.com/Asian_folktales/Chinese_Folktale_5.html#gsc.tab=0

The Two Jugglers
https://tinyurl.com/y3l5eauu


BOOKS

15 Engaging Children’s Books About China
https://teachingwithchildrensbooks.com/books-about-china/

20 of the Best Books Promoting Chinese Culture for Children
https://childrenslibrarylady.com/books-chinese-culture-kids/


CRAFTS

25 Outstanding Olympic Crafts for Kids to Make
https://artsycraftsymom.com/11-easy-olympic-crafts-for-kids/

Activity CraftsNineteen Chinese crafts for a variety of ages.
https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/china-crafts

Happy Toddler Playtime: The Best 30 Chinese New Year Activities and Crafts for Kids in 2022
https://happytoddlerplaytime.com/chinese-lunar-new-year-activities-crafts-for-kids/


CURRICULUM

Lions, Dragons, and Nian: Animals of the Chinese New Year - Wonderfully inclusive lesson plan on the Chinese Spring Festival and eastern and western dragons associated with the Chinese New Year.
https://tinyurl.com/k3un6ycs 

Smithsonian Institute – Timeline of Chinese History, Art, and Culture Timelines, lesson plans, maps, and more. You can explore by Theme, Dynasty, or Object.
https://tinyurl.com/mr2pxtsb


STORY COLLECTIONS

Chinese Fables and Folk Stories by Mary Hayes Davis, Chow-Leung, published in 1908. http://tinyurl.com/yda28q4

The Chinese Fairy Book by Dr. R. Wilhelm, 1921. Seventy-four stories of saints, magicians, ghost stories, and more.
https://tinyurl.com/osadn3h

Chinese Folklore -Short Stories for Children
http://tinyurl.com/6rdsb92

Chinese Legends; Or, The Porcelain Tower by Thomas Henry Sealy, 1848.
https://archive.org/details/chineselegendso00sealgoog/page/n6/mode/2up?view=theater

Chinese Tea Stories - A site brewing with interesting folktales from China. https://www.teasenz.com/chinese-tea/tag/tea-stories.html

Chinese Wonder Book - Fifteen stories from Norman Hinsdale Pitman, 1919.
https://archive.org/details/chinesewonderboo00pitm2

Myths and Legends of China by E.T.C. Werner Myths of water, fire, the stars, fox legends, and so much more.
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15250


SOMETHING EXTRA

Chinese Tales - Stories associated with festivals, war, love, myths, Buddhist’s tales and more.
https://pages.ucsd.edu/~dkjordan/chin/ChStories.html

Top Ten Chinese Myths
https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/feb/08/top-10-chinese-myths

ADDITIONAL CULTURAL RESOURCES

Celebrating the Continent of Africa
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2021/01/celebrating-continent-of-africa.html

Celebrating the Country of Germany
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2021/02/celebrating-country-of-germany.html

Celebrating the Country of India
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2021/01/celebrate-country-of-india.html

Celebrating the Country of Russia
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2021/03/celebrating-country-of-russia.html

Celebrating the Country of Scotland
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2021/04/celebrating-country-of-scotland.html

Celebrating the Country of Turkey
https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2017/11/celebrating-country-of-turkey.html



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