Editor's note: when ping admits he cannot grow anything in his pot, the emperor rewards him for his honestya long time ago in china there was a boy named ping who loved flowers anything he planted. Anything young ping plants, blossoms when the old emperor announces that the child who grows the most special flower from the emperor's seeds will become his successor, ping, too, eagerly participates but ping's seed does not sprout and he returns to the palace with an empty pot, where he is justly. In the empty pot, demi tells a stunning story of a chinese boy whose gardening skills reveals the truth of the emperor's deceptive call for his successor with a profound disappointment, the boy found courage to show his failure - the truth - to the emperor at the end, the boy gets rewarded for his honesty demi's captivating. One of the most valuable lessons a person can learn is the importance of being honest the empty pot tells the story of a young chinese boy named chen, whose honesty helped him become the next emperor of china colorful illustrations and engaging text will keep students interested in learning this important lesson. An animated version of the empty pot by demi this animation was made for a interdisciplinary unit (art, music, classroom teachers) on china it is now also. This book tells the story of the empty pot, a traditional chinese folk tale in it, the hero of the story learns that it is better to be honest than to cheat, and that honesty will bring real rewards isbn, 978-1-4109-6697-1 publisher, heinemann-raintree age level, 4-8 years reading level, grades 1-3 genre, folklore & tall.
Ping is the subject of a chinese emperor who is exceptionally gifted at growing things when it is time for the old king to choose his successor, he tests the children of the land by giving them each a seed to cultivate and bring to him within a year ping is unable to get this seed of all seeds to grow, and brings his empty pot to. The empty pot is demi's beloved picture book about an honest schoolboy a long time ago in china there was a boy named ping who loved flowers anything he planted burst into bloom the emperor loved flowers too when it was time to choose an heir, he gave a flower seed to each child in the kingdom whoever can. Page 1 page 2 page 3. A long time ago in ancient china, there was a boy named chen he lived with his mother in a wooden house in a countryside village their house was very small, but their garden was always full of beautiful plants and flowers chen's mother had planted the garden before chen was born she taught chen.
Teach culture and diversity to your classroom by introducing your preschool students to china your children will have fun while learning about the rich heritage of the chinese people through this lesson plan using the empty pot this international art project for preschool will prove to be one that young. The empty pot (an owlet book) [demi] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the empty pot is demi's beloved picture book about an honest schoolboy a long time ago in china there was a boy named ping who loved flowers anything he planted burst into bloom the emperor loved flowers too when it.
Ahead of slo library's book sale and cal poly's chinese new year banquet, famed children's author demi reminds times past columnist of an important lesson. Read aloud the chinese folktale the empty pot by demi discuss examples from the story of the characters being either honest or dishonest the students will pick an example from the story and draw a picture that represents an example of either honesty or dishonesty the students will be directed to cite evidence from the. The empty pot - famous folklore storyfrom china - dvd: folklore around the world - you can buy dvd via wwwjustmindycom :. The empty pot: a chinese folk tale (folk tales from around the world) [ charlotte guillain, steve dorado] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this book tells the story of the empty pot, a traditional chinese folk tale in it, the hero of the story learns that it is better to be honest than to cheat.
The chinese emperor announces an unusual test to choose an heir--the child who raises the best flowers from a seed given by the emperor will be his successor ping, unaccountably, is unable to get his seed to sprout--but ping's empty pot is best of all full-color illustrations. Empty pot activities synopsis: the empty pot by demi is the story of an emperor in china who needed to select a successor to his throne since he loved flowers, he decided to call the children in the kingdom together and give each a seed after one year the children were to return with their plant and the new emperor. On my own: before you tell or read the empty pot ask some on my own questions - what are some ways that honesty and integrity (or the lack thereof) play in their lives whoever can take the seeds from the royal garden and grow the most beautiful flowers, will be the next ruler of the great land of china in six months.
Where to access text book/dp/ 0805049002 text description when the chinese emperor proclaims that his successor will be the child who grows the most beautiful flowers from the seeds the emperor distributes, ping is overjoyed like the emperor, he loves flowers and. The empty pot-short story for kids by royal proclamation, the emperor of china announced a contest to decide the next heir to the throne the emperor was old and had no son, and because he had been a plant-lover for years, he declared that any boy who wanted to be king should come to the palace to receive one royal. The empty pot a chinese folk story is a fun story teaching kids about honesty it was published on september 15, 1996 under the title “the empty pot (an owlet book)” the book was written and illustrated by demi in this fun story for kids, we learn about a boy and how he showed his honesty to the emperor by just showing.
Students will read chinese folk tales follow-up activities: • students are encouraged to share what they learn each day with families and friends learning activities: activity 1: lon po po activity 2: yeh-shen: a cinderella story from china activity 3: the empty pot activity 4: the seven chinese brothers. Hold up the cover of the book the empty pot, by demi activate prior knowledge by asking children to describe what they see read the book to the class discuss the artwork and the depiction of characters discuss the concept of a folktale and some general cultural aspects of china after re-reading have students. I am a big fan of kids' literature and this is one of my favorite china-inspired stories the art in the book and the underlying message are so cute, that i can't get enough of this story the empty pot by demi is a tale about an honest boy and the emperor who is looking for a successor ping loves plants he. The empty pot by demi beautiful illustrated of oriental landscapes in round frames showing chinese architecture, foliage, native birds and clothing in a delightful way great book about honesty see front and back covers click photo.