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Mango Lassi Boba Recipe

It’s been a rough start to 2020. Even though we are cooped up inside doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy one of our favorite treats. The kids sure could use a boba break in between all the homeschool worksheets. Here is my mango lassi boba recipe, sure to brighten up your day and bring the sunshine Read More

Online Mandarin Class Comparison

Looking for more ways your child can learn Chinese? There are several companies offering Chinese classes online, but which one is the best? I’ve created an Online Mandarin Class Comparison chart of four companies, Lingo Ace, Lingo Bus, Panda Tree, and Speaking Duck. The good news is all four of these companies offer a free trial. Read More

Netflix in Chinese for Robot Loving Kids

Need some new shows to stream to keep your kids busy? Here’s a list of shows and movies on Netflix in Mandarin for robot loving kids (and action and Transformers). Please check the rating of each show and make sure the content is appropriate for your child. Read More

Printable Book About Germs and Preventing Illness

This winter has been the pits for our family. It seems each holiday or long weekend has been spent cooped up with one of us recovering from the flu or a cold bug. The other day through social media I discovered MIIIA*Mia’s 口罩小衛兵, a printable book about germs and preventing illness by wearing face masks. Read More

Year of the Rat Banner

This morning I awoke to my son asking, “Mommy, can we make something today?” We haven’t been doing as many crafts at home since school started. They bring home tons of artwork each week so on the weekend I try to get them outside instead. This past week we have been making Chinese New Year Read More

Rat Mouse Decoration and Photo Prop

Have fun with this Rat Mouse Decoration tutorial for your Chinese New Year event. They are fun to create and make cute photo props for your Year of the Rat celebration. Supplies grey paper, thinner paper is easier to fold (I used 10 inch square origami paper) red construction paper disposable chopstick, Popsicle stick, or Read More

DIY Chinese New Year Lantern Decorations

  Supplies black construction paper red paper (thinner paper is easier to fold. I used red origami paper, 10″ square) ribbon or string red envelope glue scissors Instructions This is an easy craft but since red envelopes come in many sizes, please adjust the measurements based on what you think looks best. For younger children Read More

Last Minute Chinese New Year Outfits 2020

This happens every year… I swear I’m not going to get all crazy about the holiday and then last minute I’m frantically searching for Chinese New Year outfits. Here’s my round-up of budget friendly options for the whole family that you can still order and have delivered in time to look festive at your family Read More

Winter Warming Tea Recipe

We are a family of boba lovers. In the summer I often make our favorite drink—blended watermelon with boba—just two ingredients but so refreshing and cooling! During the colder months, I like to make a non-caffeinated tea which the kids enjoy warm with boba, a reward for reading Sagebooks. This warming tea recipe includes Chinese Read More

Feed the Frog Game to Learn Chinese Characters

It’s cold, rainy, and we are all recovering from the flu… still… since Thanksgiving day. Being stuck at home is making all of us stir crazy. One day there was a gnat trapped inside (like us!) and my son was chasing it around the apartment. That’s when I got the idea for the Feed the Read More