Fast and Easy Extension Activities for
Little Pear by Eleanore Frances Lattimore
I was trying to find a good video of ancient China that showed what it really looked like. This one is modern but still has a few highlights that might be interesting and show a bit of the setting.
Video about Kang Beds
Sonlighters Eater Tanghulers (pictures only)
Tanghuler recipe (Cherries, strawberries, or tamarind can also be substituted for hawthorns)
Nian Gao recipe (Chinese New Year Cakes)
I couldn’t find a place that just showed how to make corn husk boats without the recipe, so here is one with it. You can just leave them empty to play with. If you don’t have access to fresh corn or don’t want to buy corn, you can buy just dried husks from many ethnic stores, especially Mexican ones, as they are often used to make tamales. Some regular grocery stores also carry them.
Have a boat race or a foot race
Cabbage and Bean Paste Steamed Dumpling Recipe (very different from previous steamed dumpling recipe)
Yellow Canary Singing video
Canary in a Cage craft
Try a variety of foods mentioned in this chapter: cabbage, onions, melon, and sweet potato.
Sesame Seed Candy (you get the black color mentioned in the book by using black sesame seeds as in the video)
Paper Lanterns craft
In total, the author wrote almost 60 books; I believe all for children, and many of them were set in China, some with girls as main characters.