In addition to making Moon Cookies, we spent part of our Saturday afternoon reading all about the Moon Festival. Sunshine, in particular, was fascinated with hearing the stories of the Jade Rabbit and Chang’e. She’s getting to the age where she wants to know about her Chinese heritage and enjoys listening to the stories.
This is always a great opportunity for me to also talk about the fact that the books are simply stories that are fun to listen to, just like fairy tales. I want to share the legends of their birth heritage, but also want to make sure the children know their true origins. We discuss that only the One True Father can do the things suggested in the legends and stories, but they sure are fun to listen to and imagine about.
My full Moon Festival reading list can be found HERE.