Winter solstice is one of the most important solar terms and is also a traditional festival in China. Students in AIA are organized to make dumplings last Sunday to carry forward traditional Chinese culture, to improve their survival skills and to enrich their extracurricular life.
Students arrived early at the dining room. And then, they washed their hands and put on the aprons and masks with excitement.
The chef prepared the stuffing well and introduced how to make it delicious.
Here, the patient cook introduced how to make dough.
Students were fully prepared and they were eager to try. Under the patient guidance of the chef and cook, they started with joy.
Foreign teacher Isaac also came to make dumplings together.
Students designed various dumplings. Let’s have a look!
Crab by Jason
Wheat Head by Elizabeth
Fan by Judy
Crocodile by Leo
Dumpling with Strange Taste & Special Shape by Herman and Jason
Pearl in Palm by Burn
Standard Dumplings by Crystal
Wonton by Thomas
月牙儿-赵贺楠 Lunar Rover by Friedirk
Ready to eat. Students enjoyed the flavor with pleasure and happiness.
Thanks to the kind-hearted staff, they helped steam the dumplings of huge size and various shapes to ensure the best taste. Owing to their support and preparation, students spent a happy and meaningful winter solstice!
This activity not only deepens students’ understanding of Chinese traditional culture, but also trains their hands-on skills. It also cultivates their enthusiasm towards life and labor work. Students have developed the good habit of being diligent in exploration and practice.