Chinese Treasure Chest volume 1

Chinese Books and Games


SKU: 9789814281362 Cengage

Chinese Treasure Chest - Volume 1 - This is the older version - only  Traditional Character Edition left.
Teachers, you won’t have to rack your brain trying to think of ways to keep your students motivated! Chinese Treasure Chest is an unprecedented collection of ready-to-use games, songs, craft projects, delightfully illustrated student worksheets and teacher-directed activities to help elementary students learn Chinese as a foreign language.

This imaginative teaching resource (two-volume set) contains hundreds of reproducible pages of activities designed around themes in the elementary curriculum and organized into 12 monthly sections to fit the school year. Volume 1 covers September to December. Themes include Introduction, Greetings, Numbers, Family, Telling Time, Parts of the Body, Food, Colors, School, Hobbies, Animals, Weather and Feelings.

Students learn the Chinese language and culture through games, songs, crossword puzzles, cut-outs, picture cards, TPR activities, role-play, chants and conversations. Also included are seasonal activities to help students celebrate special events and holidays of each month.

Each section begins with teacher notes that states the learning objectives and difficulty level of each activity, and offers suggestions on how to implement an activity to get the best results.

Chinese Treasure Chest is a joint effort of three experienced Chinese teachers, and encapsulates their years of teaching experience and innovative approaches to teaching young children. It will make the classroom experience more fun, more enriching and more rewarding for teachers and students alike!

Presented in Simplified Character, Pinyin and English. Ages 5+. (Traditional Character edition available as well). Spiralbound, 330 pages.

Table of Contents:


打招呼 Greetings
数字 Numbers
月份和星期 Day, Month and Week

身体部位 Parts of the Body

家庭 Family
学校 School

情绪/感觉 Emotions & Feelings

天气/季节 Weather & Seasons


Cultural Themes

中秋节 MId-Autumn Festival

万圣节 Halloween
感恩节 Thanksgiving

五福临门 Five Charms
做灯笼 Making a Lantern

送礼 Giving Presents

中国地理 Chinese Geography

孔子 Confucius

长城 The Great Wall

唐诗 Tang Poems

熊猫 Panda

孙悟空 Monkey King

嫦娥与后羿 Chang'e and Houyi



过生日 Birthday


Teaching Techniques

玩偶 Puppet Show

全能肢体反应法 Total Physical response

闪示卡/大字报 Flash Cards, Wall Charts

儿歌/童谣 Songs and Chants

数来宝 Nursery Rhymes

看图说话 Sequential Story-Telling

关氏连句法 Gouin Series

朗读/朗诵 Read Aloud

说故事 Re-tell Stories

拼图游戏 Jigsaw Puzzles

填字游戏Crossword Puzzles

小书制作 Mini-book making

工艺美术 Arts and Crafts

角色扮演 Role Play

游戏 Games

猜谜 Riddles

按铃抢答 Jeopardy