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Mid-Autumn Festival For Kids: A Cultural Journey Through Reading and Playing

Immerse your little ones in the Mid-Autumn Festival with our storybook-based learning kits, blending festive fun with educational value. Craft lanterns, explore cultural tales, and create memories that educate and bond.

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As the moon reaches its fullest and brightest, families across Asia come together to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival—a time of unity, thanksgiving, and joy. This ancient festival, with its roots in moon worship and harvest celebrations, is the perfect opportunity to not only indulge in mooncakes but also to ignite a love for cultural traditions in our youngest learners.

The Educational Journey of the Mid-Autumn Festival

For toddlers and preschoolers, the Mid-Autumn Festival is more than just a celebration—it’s a sensory-rich learning experience. It’s a chance to explore colors, shapes, tastes, and stories that form the fabric of various Asian cultures. And what better way to bring these lessons to life than through our curated storybook-based learning kits, designed to blend education with celebration?

Below, you will find ideas to celebrate the mid-autumn festival that is great for both kids and the entire family!

Make Decorative Mid-Autumn Festival Paper Lantern Crafts for Kids

Decorative Paper Lanterns

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  1. Choose Your Lantern: Begin with our selection of paper lantern templates, available through stores like Amazon or as printable downloads from our site.
  2. Decorate with a Story: As your child decorates their lantern, tell them the tale of Chang’e, the Moon Goddess, or the legend of the Jade Rabbit. Grace Lin’s Bringing in the New Year is also a great way to expose toddlers to how families celebrate Lunar New Year. Each kit comes with a beautifully illustrated book that introduces these characters in a child-friendly narrative.
  3. Learn Through Play: Discuss the moon’s phases and the concept of symmetry as you fold and cut paper designs. It’s a hands-on way to develop fine motor skills and understand early math concepts.

Below are some designs you can look at for inspiration.

Angry Birds Lantern
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Picture Books in English for Preschoolers Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival

Dive into the heart of the festival with our selection of toddler and preschool books that celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival’s rich history and traditions.

Mid autumn festival for kids

Round is a Mooncake
By Rosemary Thong, Illustrated by Grace Lin

A little girl’s urban neighborhood becomes a discovery ground for all things round, square, and rectangular in this lyrical picture book. Most items are Asian in origin, others universal: round rice bowls and a found pebble, square dim sum and the boxes that the pizzas come in, rectangular Chinese lace, and a very special pencil case.

Perfect for read-aloud or one-on-one sharing. Lesson Plans can be found here.

Bunny Lune
By Kae Nishimura

Bunny Lune gets a letter from his Japanese friend, Pyonko, about her Otsukimi celebrations and how rabbits are an important part of the lunar holiday. Soon, Lune becomes obsessed with going to the Moon himself. Does he achieve his dream?

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Chuseok for kids

Korean Celebrations: Festivals, Holidays and Traditions
By Tina Cho, Illustrated By Farida Zahman

This book allows children to experience Korean culture firsthand by involving them in games, crafts, stories, foods and other activities including preparing and enjoying delicious Songpyeon—sweet dumplings that everyone loves to eat on Chuseok.

Bringing the Festival to Your Home

Why not turn the festival into a week-long educational theme? Decorate a section of your home with lanterns, set up a reading nook with our selected books, and plan a moon-viewing party. Our DIY storybook-based activity guide offers a structured plan to bring the celebration to life, ensuring a memorable and educational experience for the whole family.

Conclusion

The Mid-Autumn Festival is an opportune time to instill a sense of cultural appreciation and curiosity in our children. Through crafting, reading, and celebrating, we not only pass on traditions but also build a foundation for lifelong learning.

Our storybook-based learning kits are crafted to help you and your little ones embark on this cultural journey with ease and enjoyment. Join us in making this Mid-Autumn Festival a gateway to discovery and family bonding.

Celebrate, learn, and grow with us this Mid-Autumn Festival. Explore our range of preschool learning kits and make this celebration a teachable moment filled with fun and wonder.

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