Culture & Movement Activity for Kids


A really fun Chinese New Year activity to do with your kids that integrates movement and culture is to centered on the Zodiac calendar. {By Jakub Hałun (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons} Several mornings each week we take the time to do a few yoga poses. Many of these poses are animals. [Read On]

Lunar New Year Activity for Kids


Writing cards and creating banners is a lovely Chinese New Year tradition. Gold paint, Chinese symbols stencils, red construction paper and a paint brush. Gold is a special color. Plus it is a lot of fun. I taped the stencil down onto the paper to limit the “sliding” of the card as we painted the [Read On]

Chinese New Year Sensory Tub


Sensory tubs are a hands on way to allow your child to learn through exploring objects, the colors and the feel of them, especially. Chinese New Year is a favorite of mine with the vibrant colors, lively festivals and profound traditions. Our Chinese New Year bin is simple. I’ve made the mistake in the past [Read On]

Chinese New Year Books – Preschool


Chinese New Year is a wonderfully rich celebration. The feeling is one of renewal and new beginnings. The holiday color is red, symbolizing happiness. There is warmth with family and friends. What a great way to introduce a little bit of culture to my sons. Books are one way of introducing children to this occasion. [Read On]