Activity 1: The Legend of Nian.
Faith and I made a mini book for the Legend of Nian. I printed the story out, stapled it into a book and Faith was tasked to paste in the images. I chose a longer version of the story so that it is suitable for my 2 older children as well.
Download The Legend of Nian
Activity 4: Cheng Yu and Phrases about the 12 zodiac animals.
This activity is an introductory activity for Cheng Yu and Phrases about the 12 zodiac animals. For Natalie, these phrases are going to be useful for her writing. It's all velcro taped so that I can test her in a fun and easy way. There is also a quiz on the english phrases at this website for the children.
Activity 5: Chinese ART
Chinese Painting of 梅花 using 毛笔。
This is Faith's first experience at painting with a chinese brush. She is so fascinated with the feel and the outcome of the different strokes.
For the little details, a toothpick was used to replace the brush.
Chinese Paper Cutting
I learnt how to cut this pattern on the border via a website.
Thumbing Printing of 梅花
Faith can't get enough of the 梅花. So this is another craft on it.
We found a beautiful red packet and we wanted to make something with it. After some thought, we decided to use it as our "flower pot" for our little mandarin orange plant.
Activity 7: Making Firecrackers.
Every year, the children enjoy rolling the red packets.
The ones we made last year are still hanging at grandma's house.
This year, the children decided to make some more new ones to decorate our house with it.
Activity 8: Making Our Red Packet Lanterns
Make this shape for the top of the lantern. You can make this in multiples of 6 or 8.
Use the design you want and tape the edge to the skeleton.
Chinese New Year Specials
Chinese New Year Goodies - Simple Recipes
Pineapple Tarts Crabsticks
Oatmeal Cookies Honey Cornflakes
Home Learning: Our Chinese New Year Big Book
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