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    Default Mid-Autumn Festival - Unit study ideas?

    In my innocence of the world around me, I just discovered this holiday.

    It seems to shout out as a great homeschooling unit study opportunity. Writing notes to familiy and friends we havent seen in a while, making paper lanterns, making and eating mooncakes, admiring the gorgeous full moon, poems about moon and missing family....

    When I looked up the festival with "homeschooling", the closest I got was this:
    Homeschooling In English And Chinese | Fortune Cookie Mom

    But she didnt have any real hints other than a link to a recipe book and a book with instructions on making paper lanterns.

    Does anyone have suggestions of activities to do related to this festival? And other fall cultural-harvesty holidays?
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


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    Check out the other names for it. One of them is the Autumn Moon Festival.

    Here is a video about it.

    Here are some activities for kids
    The Mid-Autumn Festival, The Moon Fairy, and Mooncakes
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    Mariam the Librariam, you rock!

    Thanks! I browsed lots of the youtube videos related to it, too.

    We will be sure to study this next year...
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    In Taiwan, people barbecue in the parks for the Mid-Autumn Festival. That might be a fun activity to add!

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    The Equinox is tomorrow! It's not too late to celebrate the fall. Our activities include:

    - Nature walks and observations of changes in the neighborhood, in regional and state parks, and at the beach.

    - Trip to the observatory - they had a docent show the seasonal constellations on a computer, and we looked at some really cool stuff that won't be as visible in later months, like Saturn!

    - We'll have a meal tomorrow featuring "fall foods", to show the change in produce at the stores.

    - Reading seasonal poems and stories.

    I gotta get moving, since we're heading to a blackberry patch to forage before we do table work. I'll try to drop in more, though, I miss you guys!
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    Eric Carle has a book called Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me. There's a movie of his books, and this one is included if you can find it. Used to be on Netflix or maybe at the library. Called The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Stories, I think. You could watch the first moonwalk on YouTube, too.

    If they are interested in China or Chinese - learning a few words or how to count to ten in Mandarin, figure out how to write their names using Chinese characters.

    Make a fairy garden, maybe? I tried to read about the fairy, but the webpage kept reloading.

    I am going to take mine when it cools off to make a fall collage at the park - just roll out the paper and start sticking leaves, sticks, pinecones and whatever else to it. Ours will all be brown and gross, I'm sure, since we don't have fall colors. Do you guys over there? Last time we went to pick up stuff at the park dd found a turd. Ew.
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