Posts Tagged "Chinese New Year"

Chinese New Year Dumpling Ideas

Food plays a major role in celebrations across the world. And Chinese New Year is no different. While there are several different options for you to make as you create a new year’s dinner or brunch, dumplings are a favorite. Not only are they fun to make, but you can choose from a variety of different feelings — for everyone in the family. Bring the kids in to the activity, letting them measure and mix ingredients. Before you start cooking, check out these dumpling ideas for your Chinese New Year’s holiday celebration. Vegetarian Whether you don’t eat meat or your...

Chinese New Year Zodiac Puppets

The Chinese New Year isn’t like the champagne-filled, fireworks-packed, countdown kind that you expect. It’s celebrated with ancient traditions and focuses on a different zodiac animal each year. With 12 different animals (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig) each year features its own zodiac symbol. Your child can learn about the Chinese New Year and celebrate the holiday with a crafty creature puppet-making activity! Materials A lunch-sized paper bag Markers Optional: Googley eyes, school glue, fabric, craft felt, glitter How-To Steps Position that bag so that that flap is facing up and to...

Chinese New Year Family Meal Ideas

In celebration of Chinese New Year have a family feast! Not sure what to cook? That’s okay. There are plenty of options. If you want to go the homemade route (versus ordering from a restaurant), you can cook a holiday meal based on some of the traditional favorites. These are easy enough for even your kids to help you with! Fish Dinner It’s thought that a New Year’s fish dish will bring prosperity in the next year. And, who doesn’t want that? Start with a whole fish (the whole fish symbolizes unity), and prepare it by steaming it with ginger...

Chinese New Year Lantern Craft

The Chinese New Year starts on February 8th. 2016 marks the year of the Fire Monkey. Unlike the Gregorian calendar’s new year (i.e., January 1), the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year. Celebrate this year by making a (not-so-traditional) Chinese lantern. Paper lanterns have been used in China for centuries. Your child can get crafty and create his or her own version. Even though these lanterns don’t really light, your child can still hang them up and decorate the house for the new year! Materials: Card stock paper Scissors Clear tape Clear-drying school glue Glitter or...