Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy New Year!

It is Chinese new year today. It seems funny to celebrate, but really, why not? It gives the kids a chance to learn about another culture, and it is fun. Fun crafts and fun food and silly kids. It is a great. **While we were eating our yummy take out I asked Mitchie how was his dinner..."Mmmm, Chinaliscious!" he says.**
Let me rewind a little....last year Mitch went to a very multicultural preschool where several children spoke little to no english. We had a few special friends from China who made a great celebration for all of us for last years Chinese New Year...the fun stuck so when they knew this one was coming they wanted to celebrate. We started this day with some coloring and a craft.
We made paper lanterns to decorate with. The kids loved it. Avery was very proud of her lantern. To make it a little more special and meaningful to us we wrote on the bottom what we wished for our family this year(ie, love and happiness)Now those lanterns decorate our kitchen....they make it a little cozier i think!
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12 comments:

Grammie/Mom said...

Very cute. What was on the menu?

MaryMary said...

Just when I thought I'd go to be with a spectacularly healthy eating day...I'm suddenly craving chinese food. :) Looks like fun!

The Tripp Family said...

Yay, I'm all caught up. YUM, your recipes sounded delish - I'm a sucker for almond anything! Here's hoping I can get on a good regular blogging streak! Happy Chinese New Year

Teri said...

How absolutely fun! You go girl! I wish I had an ounce of your creativity! :)

hashbrowns said...

I love the lanterns- great idea. Maybe we'll celebrate the new year a little late just to have a few lanterns hanging around our kitchen.

Brown Family Blog said...

Love that kid!

Darcy said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! Looks like it was fun day at your homeschool!

quiltinlikecrazy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really appreciate it. Those lanterns look like fun! My son would LOVE to do that! Your blog looks like a lot of fun. I will visit you more often!:) Have a fantastic day

Clint, Meredith and Soren said...

Leslie, what a great idea! The lanterns do look warm and cozy! I think I'll steal yet another idea of yours!

Leslie said...

steal away my friend! i bet they would be fun if we made them smaller and strung them with fairy lights...hmmm, i might have to try that out.

randi---i have to say said...

Very cute lanterns!

limpingalong said...

What a lovely idea.
I teach ESL and have two Chinese speaking students as well as one from Thailand and one from Iran.
We had a party Tuesday night and several Chinese ladies (from several classes) sang a cute song to congratulate us. They sang
"Chong Xi, Chong Xi" They handed out red envelopes with "gifts" inside and special candy. It was a lot of fun.

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