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Friday, January 23, 2009

Chinese New Year at Daycare

We have helped Miss Scarlett's daycare learn and celebrate Chinese culture ever since we've been there. This year is no different. We have a full itinerary of fun things to do on Monday to celebrate the Spring Festival (also known as Chinese New Year). Here is our "menu".

Pick up 10 Cheerios with chopsticks...first one done wins a Chinese change purse
Create a foam Chinese New Year scene with foam stickers
Read a book called "My First Chinese New Year"
Make a foam dragon complete with sequins
Red envelopes

We are generally given only 45 minutes or so to do this, so we are grateful for the opportunity to help others learn a little bit about China and its culture. Miss Scarlett can't wait to show her classmates how to use chopsticks. While she is at it, she may even teach her mama how to use them!


cook2china said...

What a good idea. I'll have to remember that as Emma Grace gets older. Thanks for sharing.

MamaOfTwo said...

Sounds like so much fun!!! I've not done the best job thus far with CNY activities. Last year, we ate Chinese food and watched Mulan on DVD. My kids were thrilled, but well...

Thanks for the fun ideas.