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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Chinese New Year Celebration

Noodles, chopsticks, woks, Chinese take-out and of course, fortune cookies! We had lots of fun in our pretend Chinese restaurant. 
We played a pantomime game where we took turns acting out the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. We talked about each of our animal "signs" and the characteristics of each of them.
The Warlord's Puzzle introduced us to Chinese Tangrams which are a great manipulative. After experimenting with them for a bit, we used the same shapes for a tangram collage. 
Dragon masks were created symmetrically by painting on one side of a folded piece of paper and then opened up and refolded to recreate the same design on both sides of the mask.
We are totally amazing with chopsticks!
We measured, poured, sifted and stirred in colored rice after reading The Runaway Rice Cake.
Watercolors made beautiful fans...
My ship sailed from China, with a cargo of tea,
All laden with treasures for you and for me.
It brought me a fan, just imagine my bliss,
As I fanned myself gaily, like this...

Dragon, Dragon, what time is it?
Time for lunch!
Gung Hay Fat Choy!

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