Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Mini-Book 7- 動物護照 (Animal Passport)

動物護 (Dòng Wù Hù Zhào, Animal Passport)- I'm branching out a bit and trying something new.  This is actually a project that I have wanted to do with my own kids (ages 5 and 7).  It is a "passport" listing some of the animals at the zoo.  The book is designed to reinforce some of the animal names they already know (but haven't learned to read yet) and to introduce some new words.  It is not a teaching book; any learning the kids do will be a result of hearing the words over and over again as they are used while at the zoo.

Inside the book are 14 animals names and the corresponding animal stickers.  As the kids travel through the zoo, the animal stickers can be placed next to the correct Chinese name.


Notes on Printing-
  • Printing a file makes 2 copies of a passport.
  • The passport is simply much more cooler if the cover (first page) is printed in color on white card stock.
  • When you print the animal stickers, print them on Avery Shipping Labels 48863.  They can be found in the office section of large retailers.
  • After printing the animal stickers, cut the stickers into sections of 2*2 pictures so that the sections fit the dimensions of the passport book and you can staple the stickers into the book.
Click here for a Video Tutorial.

動物護照- traditional characters with 注音符
動物護照- simplified characters with 漢語拼音 (Hànyǔ pīnyīn) 
Animal Stickers


  1. Hi, I can't print the animal stickers. I get a message that says Error 404 - can't find the file you're looking for.

    I looking forward to making this huzhao. I'll look at some of your other ideas in the meantime. The site looks so interesting.

    1. Hi Linguaphile,
      I've corrected the issue. Good luck with your studies!

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  2. I love these mini-books! Thanks for posting. I'm rounding up materials for my kids' Mandarin lessons this year. These will make a great addition.

    1. Hi Steph, I'm glad you are finding materials on here that are helpful.

      I'm interested in learning more about what types of materials other families are looking for. Can you tell me more about your family's interests in Chinese and you goals?