Dim Sum for Everyone Activities
While practicing writing and mathematics, Dim Sum for Everyone activities extend the theme of the book. While coloring, cutting, and sorting food, they’ll also practice fine motor skills.
As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:
- participate in a soundscape scavenger hunt.
- recall and color foods mentioned in the book.
- write about food.
- add and subtract using dumplings.
- count and sort dumplings.
- reflect on and respond to comprehension questions and writing prompts.
Activities can be used to differentiate instruction for students, to provide them with a choice, or to focus on a particular skill.
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About the Book
A Chinese American family sits down to enjoy a traditional dim sum meal. Dumplings, cakes, buns, and tarts are wheeled out in little dishes on trolleys, and each family member gets to choose a favorite treat! The story’s simplicity is perfect for reading aloud to young children. Parents and teachers will love the author’s note, too! It provides further learning about dim sum.