Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Autumn Moon Festival is coming!

September 22 is the Autumn Moon Festival, so I thought I'd share some links:

Great Children's Books for the Moon Festival  Tonggu Mama has compiled a list of excellent children's books about the Moon Festival -- check your local library or order them online now to have them available for the 22nd.

What is the Moon Festival? At Grace Lin's blog, some information about the Moon Festival, and information about her newest book, Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (also on Tonggu Mama's list!).

Calendar of Moon Festival Events in the U.S. & Canada

Legends of the Moon Festival  From Childbook.com, explanation of the legend of Lady Chang Er as well as a few others.

Easy Chinese Moon Cake Recipe So easy your child can do it (with a little help!)

Moon Cake Recipe Not so easy, but you can do it (with a little help from your child!)

Moon Poems A few Chinese poems about the moon, traditionally read on the Autumn Moon Festival (English translation).

Free Printable Worksheets about the Moon Festival  Includes word search and word jumble.

Free E-cards for the Moon Festival


Anonymous said...

I just want to mention that the Moon Festival always corresponds to the major Korean harvest festival of Chuseok. (Chuseok may be even more important to Koreans than Lunar New Year.) Special rice cakes called songpyon are prepared for the holiday. They are delicious and yes, I usually buy them.

redkitchen said...

Thanks for the links.

LisaLew said...

I wonder where to purchase the cookie stamp for the moon cakes.

Anonymous said...

There is also this book, but I guess it is out of print: http://www.amazon.com/Forest-Mice-Harvest-Moon-Watch/dp/0836812689/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1284581821&sr=8-4 The 14 Forest Mice and the Moon