Chinese Facts for Kids that They Should Know

13 Oct

There are many Chinese facts for kids that not many people know about; however, just because not many people know about them, does not mean that the facts are not important. We all should know about the facts regarding China. It might help us understand our own daily lives better. There is nothing wrong with knowing about different facts when it comes to a country that we may not live in or even near.

Did you know where ice cream came from? Ice Cream came from China around 2,000 B.C. When it was first discovered, it was not made the same way. It was made by the Chinese who would make a soft rice and milk mixture and packed it into the snow. Ever since then, we have had ice cream. This is one of many great Chinese facts for kids to know.

The Earth is made up of many different countries, with each country being a different size. Out of all the different countries in the world, China is the largest on Earth.  It may not seem like that because some countries are connected, but when looking on the map, you will be able to see the borderlines of all the different countries.  By doing so, you will notice that China is the largest country.

China does not follow the same calendar year as the United States. The Chinese calendar is based on the lunar cycle.  When the cycle is fully complete, it will take 60 years before it does again.  The Chinese calendar dates all the way back to 2,600 B.C. and it is the oldest known calendar in the world.  This is yet another one of many interesting Chinese facts for kids to learn because they might think that everybody follows the same calendar year.

Along with their calendar year, different years are represented by an animal. The twelve animals, according to the Buddha, are so named because the animals came to visit Buddha before he left. The Chinese believe that the person that was born in that animal’s year will have characters of that animal.

The Chinese have different beliefs than what Americans do.  When a child loses a tooth, they do not place it under the pillow like the children do in the United States. In China, when a child loses his or her upper tooth, the parent will plant the tooth into the ground. They do this so the new tooth comes in healthy and straight. When the child loses his or her bottom tooth, then the parents will throw the tooth towards the roof. This is done so the new tooth will grow upright.

There are many different facts that many people do not know about when it comes to the Chinese beliefs and way of living. When you are about to do something, stop and think what the Chinese might do in a similar situation.

 

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