Valentine’s Day Themed Activities for kids (Cantonese)

情人節兒童中文粵語

Here are some simple activities to help your child learn Valentine’s Day related vocabulary in Cantonese.

Give someone a Valentine in Cantonese

With less than a week to Valentine’s Day, here are some cute and easy Valentines for your child to give to families and friends. Or you can even use them as flashcards, to teach your kids heartfelt phrases in Cantonese and Chinese.

情人節卡片中文粵語 valentine's day card Cantonese chinese

Download the free printable  here – Valentine’s Day Card in Cantonese and Chinese.

 

Learn Some Cantonese Vocabulary

Cantonese English Translation JyutPing
祝你 Wishing you zuk1 nei5
情人節快樂 Happy Valentine’s Day cing4 jan4 zit3 faai3 lok6
我愛你 I Love you ngo5 ngoi3 nei5
你最勁 You are awesome  (Colloquial) nei5 zeoi3 ging6
你最棒! You are awesome  (Standard Chinese) nei5 zeoi3 paang5 !
我鍾意你 I like you  (Colloquial) ngo5 zung1 ji3 nei5
我喜歡你 I like you  (Standard Chinese) ngo5 hei2 fun1 nei5
你係我嘅好朋友 You are my good friend   (Colloquial) nei5 hai6 ngo5 ge3 hou2 pang4 jau5
你是我的好朋友 You are my good friend   (Standard Chinese) nei5 si6 ngo5 dik1 hou2 pang4 jau5
好珍惜我哋之間嘅友情 I treasure our friendship (Colloquial) hou2 zan1 sik1 ngo5 dei2 zi1 gaan1 ge3 jau5 cing4
非常珍惜我們之間的友誼 I treasure our friendship (Standard Chinese) fei1 soeng4 zan1 sik1 ngo5 mun4 zi1 gaan1 dik1 jau5 ji4
親愛的 Dear (used in letters and cards) can1 ngoi3 dik1

 

I Love you 我愛你 Chinese Character Tracing

Teach your kid to write the words 我愛你 (ngo5 ngoi3 nei5)  and the phrase repeatedly to you.

我愛你中文字 I Love You Chinese Cantonese characters

Download the free printable  – I Love you 我愛你 Chinese Character Tracing.

 

Watch Valentine’s Day themed cartoons and video clips

Full YouTube playlist here.

 

Other Valentine’s Day craft and activities to explore (external links):

Valentine’s Day Messages in Colloquial Cantonese by Sweet Note Learning

Include printable that has two versions – one bilingual, one with Yale pronunciation.

3D Valentine’s cards by Cantonese Kids

Free template under video

Valentine’s Day Cards from Mama Baby Mandarin – how cute are they!

 

Free Printable Chinese Valentines for Kids 情人節卡片 by Spot of Sunshine

(includes Free Printables in Chinese). Also check out her other post Chinese Valentine Themed Learning Shelf for more activities

Chinese Valentine Themed Learning Shelf by Spot of Sunshine

 

Cantonese Mommy Valentine’s Heart wreath

Valentine’s Day Activities  by Chalk Academy

Link in the Facebook post brings you to the list of Valentine’s Day posts which include the following

Activity sheets from Mina Learns Chinese

Mina learns Chinese is a series of bilingual books, and one is now available in Cantonese-English.

Cantonese vocabulary from Twin Voices

 

 

Fun fact 1: Chinese Valentine’s Day 七夕

Fun fact 1: Chinese Valentine’s Day or Double Seventh Festival, 七夕cat1 zik6 (or qīxì in Mandarin)  is on the seventh day of the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar. This Chinese festival celebrates the annual meeting of two star-crossed lovers,  a weaver girl and daughter of a powerful goddess織女, and a humble cowherd牛郎.

Read the stories on Huayu World

(the videos are in Mandarin with zhuyin, but you can choose to just download the text to read)

qixi 七夕牛郎織女

or World Stories

(this might suit older kids, as it is very wordy)

qixi 七夕牛郎織女

 

 

Fun fact 2: White Day 白色情人節 on March 14

Have you heard of White Day on March 14?  The Chinese term for White Day translates to White Valentine’s Day.  Watch this 我們這一家 episode to learn more. (To watch the video, you have to click “Watch on YouTube ” link, as the video doesn’t play on this website.

 

For more info on White Day, check out

 

Christian Valentines in Chinese

Free printables can be found in this blogpost  – Valentine’s Day : Chinese Scripture cards – Verses about Love.

 

For adults, I found the following if you are looking to improve your vocabulary:

 

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