10 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year: Kid's Co-op

This year the Chinese New Year falls on February 10.  The last two Kid's Co-op link parties were full of fun ideas to celebrate with your kids.  And if you're not Chinese, any of these activities would be a fun way to introduce your children to traditions from another culture.

1. Read some books. There's seven great book suggestions at Growing Book by Book.
2.  Try a new food (or make an old favorite).  Lessons Learnt Journal has a recipe for Ang Ku Kueh (red tortoise cakes).
3. Make a craft.  Kid World Citizen has lots of great Chinese New Year crafts including these red paper lanterns.
4. Try your hand at creating a Chinese New Year banner or cards with this great idea from Carrots Are Orange.
5.  Make your own Chinese gong with this tutorial from Kid World Citizen.
6. Get your kids moving and learning with the Chinese Zodiac Calendar at Carrots Are Orange.

7.  Speaking of moving, how fun is this Chinese New Year dragon marionette at Lessons Learnt Journal?
8. Learn about the Chinese New Year with props and stories.  There's a great lesson plan at Kid World Citizen.
9.  Create a Chinese New Year sensory bin like the one at Carrots Are Orange.
10.  Make this Chinese New Year snake craft at Little Artists.

I've pinned these to the Kid's Co-op Pinterest Board (and you can find a featured button on my buttons page if you'd like one.)

Thanks so much to everybody who linked up last week!  Can't wait to see what you've got this week!
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  1. Thanks for hosting a great linky party!

  2. I am heading off to check out all the wonderful Chinese New Year activities.

  3. What a great round-up of Chinese New Year activities!

  4. I LOVE all these super creative ideas! I am pinning away so that I can try some of them out ourselves next year! I think the gong is my favorite!

    I am featuring this at TGIF this week here: http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2013/02/tgif-linky-party-62.html

    Thanks for linking up and sharing your creativity with all of us! I hope to see you linked up again later today!

    Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =-)


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