Monday, January 26, 2009

January Them Board

Gong Xi, Gong Xi. We had a small Chinese New Year board setting up in our house. I let the kids do the dragon and lantern craft, coloring and writing and put all the materials on the boards to remind them it is OX year.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Family Lapbook

Ethan is learning to write Chinese and I always thinking a way to let him feel that learning Chinese can be a fun thing to learn too. I got the lapbooking idea from homeschooling resources and I asked him to cut off all the family member pictures and pasted them on to a file folder. He had to write the chinese words such as 妈妈, 爸爸 and etc.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Chinese Zodiac Wreath

Chinese New Year is coming. I being teaching Ethan about the meaning of Chinese New Year and also the zodiac. We color the 12 animals and cut them out and paste them on a cut out cardboard as a wreath.

He learned about the story of the zodiac and found it interesting.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The paper dragon

Chinese New Year is approaching... Jan 26 is the beginning of OX year according to the Lunar Calendar. I find some craft online for the kids to make the dragon. Ethan seen the dragon dance before last year during Chinese New Year Celebration at Chinese Community Center.

The boys are having fun to make the paper dragon and dance with it.

I used some AngPau packets to decorate the board. Ethan colored the Ox and write some word about Chinese New Year.