Monday, January 20, 2014

After School Link Up, Chinese New Year Ideas

Welcome to the After School Link Up!

I'm in the process of planning how we will celebrate the Chinese New Year this year. We celebrate it to learn more about Chinese culture and geography.

Ways to celebrate the Chinese New Year with kids

See how we've celebrated in the past...

  1. Enjoyed a Chinese tea ceremony while reading our library books about the Chinese New Year.
  2. Visited an oriental market for ingredients to make homemade spring rolls and made dragon puppets.
  3. Read Long Long's New Year by Catherine Gower and decorated paper fish.
This Week's Features

Tina at Mamas Like Me came up with a really fun way to practice sight words, "Sight Word Pop".  If your kids are like mine, they will love reading their words on these packing bubbles and then getting to pop them!

Erica from What Do We Do All Day and a co-host of the After School Link Party shared a great round up of Chinese Folktales for kids  to read for the coming Chinese New Year.

What have you be up to After School this Week?
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Ticia said...

I love your Chinese New Year ideas, that fish looks pretty sweet.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Love your plans for Chinese New Year! I will probably make a Chinese dinner too here.

Pinkoddy said...

Thank you for sharing your Chinese New Year ideas.

Boy Mama Teacher Mama said...

Thanks for sharing at After School!