Chinese as Second Language / Chinesisch als Fremdsprache

COVID lockdown : Learn Chinese at home

Dear parents

Here are five songs to learn during the first week of lockdown. They are simple and 'must-know' for children who learn Chinese.

Enjoy! I'll try uploading more ideas for you to learn Chinese at home.

  1. Happy Birthday (zhu ni sheng ri kuai le)

Zhù nǐ shēng rì kuài lè (x4)

Try decorating a cake (or make one) :

cake decorate
Source : http://coloring4free.com
Source : http://coloring4free.com
2. Two Tigers (liang zhi lao hu)
Liǎng zhī lǎohǔ, Liǎng zhī lǎohǔ,
Pǎo de kuài, Pǎo de kuài,
Yī zhǐ méiyǒu yǎnjīng, (or: ěrduo),Yī zhī méiyǒu wěibā,
Zhēn qí guài, Zhēn qí guài.
Two little tigers, Two little tigers,
(They)run fast, (They) run very fast,
One has no eye (or: ears), One has no tail,
Very weird, Very weird.

Try making toilet paper tiger (lao hu):

toilet paper tiger
Source : crazylaura.com
Source : crazylaura.com
3. Ten Little Indian Boys (shi ge yin di an xiao peng you)
yī gè liǎng gè sān gè xiǎo péng yǒu ,
sì gè wǔ gè liù gè xiǎo péng yǒu ,
qī gè bā gè jiǔ gè xiǎo péng yǒu ,
shí gè yìn dì ān xiǎo péng yǒu 。

One little, two little, three little Indians
Four little, five little, six little Indians
Seven little, eight little, nine little Indians
Ten little Indian boys.

Try making a red indian head dress :

red indian head dress
Source : http://www.freejupiter.com/
Source : http://www.freejupiter.com/
4. Mouse goes up the lamp stand (xiao lao shu shang deng tai)

xiǎo lǎo shǔ,
shàng dēng tái,
tōu chī yóu,
xià bù lái,
miāo miāo miāo,
māo lái le,
jī li gū lū gǔn xià lái.

The little mouse,
Goes up lamp stand,
Steals oil to eat,
It can't get down,
Meow, meow, meow,
The cat came,
Rumbling, it came tumbling down.

Try making a mouse (lao shu) :

Source : preschoolactivities.us
Source : preschoolactivities.us
5. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (yi shan yi shan liang jing jing)

yī shǎn yī shǎn liàng jīng jīng
mǎn tiān dū shì xiǎo xīng xīng
guà zài tiān biān fàng guāng míng
hǎo xiàng xǔ duō xiǎo yǎn jīng
yī shǎn yī shǎn liàng jīng jīng
mǎn tiān dū shì xiǎo xīng xīng

Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high,
like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are

Try drawing this star (by Eric Carle)

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