Friday, April 12, 2013

Planning Ahead for Chinese New Year 2014! Year of the Horse

I have done this before, getting prepared with ideas for the next Chinese New Year. 2014 is the Year of the Horse. I have many links below for general Chinese New Year crafts and ideas plus some specific to the Horse. Happy Planning!

Chinese New Year crafts, hopefully most of these links will be updated with the horse theme by next year:
Activity Village;
The Teacher's Corner;
DLTK's Crafts;
First School Crafts;
Brooklyn Kids Museum (very lengthy, starts on page 8 with defintions and Teachers aids);
Teacher's Lesson at Teacher's Link;
The Crafty Crow (I like the finger print kumquats) and the Paper Cup flying Dragon;
Lightly Enchanted Blog has lots of crafts including the gold fish kite and homemade red envelops;
And the all important PINTEREST! Lots of great ideas!
Some book reading suggestions for Elementary children:
  1. Happy New Year! Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts'ai! by Demi
  2. Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan's Chinese New Year by Kate Waters
  3. Sam and the Lucky Money by Karen Chinn
  4. The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Huchet Bishop
  5. Moonbeams, Dumplings, and dragon boats by Nina Simonds
The one we read this past month (2013) was Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story (Festival Time!) by Jonny Zucker.
Happy crafting!
Please leave comments about your favorite craft!

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