Story Cloth Coloring Page
Enjoy adding color to these story cloth inspired coloring pages. Spend time reflecting on the stories of each page:
- Who are the different characters in the story?
- What is happening?
- Imagine using thread and needle instead of color crayons. How would that experience be different?
Thank you to Hayley Vang for inspiring this coloring page with her painted story cloth jacket.
Also, thank you to Cha Yang for sharing your Children Book Paj Ntaub with us! It took her 10 years to stitch this and it will now be soon published. We cannot wait!
Zaub (Hmong Greens) Coloring Page
If Hmong greens (Zaub) could talk, what would they say? Use the coloring page with your kids and fill in the message bubbles! Together as a family, draw other Hmong Zaub such as Zaub Paj (Zh-ao Pa).
Thanks to Everything Hmong’s Youtube video: Learn Vegtables for inspiring us with different Hmong Zaub. Encourage your kids to eat and learn about their Hmong vegtables.
Hmong New Year – 1
We’re sure everyone may miss the enjoyable events at Hmong New Year. It’s one of the times we can wear our cultural clothing, play pov pob, and possibly meet a special someone. Luckily, the community can still celebrate with one another virtually.
Thank you to artist Tou Yia Xiong (Instagram: @tyxdraws) sharing this piece of art with everyone.
Hmong New Year – 2
It’s unfortunate we cannot go to the Hmong New Year and enjoy a tray of Hmong sausage and purple sticky rice. We hope everyone can safely enjoy the festive food at home during Thanksgiving Day by gathering with their love ones! Keep the kids entertained with coloring sheets made by Hmong artists.
Thank you to artist Padah Vang (Instagram: @padahdraws ) for sharing this coloring page with us.
Washing Clothes in the River
Enjoy coloring this beautiful piece by Belle Moua. Reflect on how we wash clothes. What might washing clothes been like for Hmong elders back in their home country?
- WORKSHEETS AND ACTIVITIES -
We Are Water Activity Book
Thank you to Sor Her for contributing his artwork to this book.
Thank you to Doug Hulcher and Minors Asia for sharing their photo of children at the Ban Vinai Refugee Camp. Check out more of their work and photos: https://minorsasia.org/
Capture Family Stories
With your kids, share your family stories or interview an elder about the Secret War or watch Hmong Museum interviews of Special Guerilla Unit Veterans.
Use this worksheet to have kids reflect on the story by drawing a picture.
Reflection questions to ask about the picture:
- Tell me about who is in the picture
- What is happening in the picture?
- How is the person feeling in this picture?
- Why did they feel this way?
Thanks to this WI Vets Museum activity for inspiring this great activity!
Teach your kids how to read Hmong with these fun word puzzles.
- Cut along the dotted lines to create the puzzle pieces
- Say the word you are trying to teach them, like “Hlub.”
- Then have them try to piece the puzzle together to spell out “Hlub”
- Pronounce “Hlub” a couple more times, so they can figure out the puzzle!
Use these to write and color your own Hmong words!
Design a T-shirt
How do you show your pride? In this creative exercise, students discuss what makes them proud to be Hmong, then use the template to design a t-shirt to highlight what makes them proud.
See how some Hmong express their pride in this Collection on Hmong Tattoos