Sunday, February 6, 2011

Chinese New Year!

I know this is a little belated, but the internet connection out here has been horrible because of all the snow!!  This is the year of the Rabbit in case you didn't know.  We celebrated by making rabbits out of paper plates.  Adam designed them for us based on this one from  We had the older kids cut the pieces out and all the kids glue them together.  We then added eyes and fluffy cotton ball tails.  Each kid received a red envelope with a penny in it, and we snacked on fortune cookies and graham cracker rabbits! 

For dinner I was able to pick up some fried rice, egg rolls, and egg drop soup from the little place down the street.  The kids were really looking forward to using chopsticks again. 

The books we read were:

Dragon Dance: A Chinese New Year LTF: A Chinese New Year Lift-the-Flap Book by Joan Holub

Lucky New Year by Mary Man-Kong

My first Chinese New Year by Karen Katz

The pattern we used
 The dinner table all ready.  Check out the kid's rabbits in the back.
 Yum, pork fried rice!
 D really enjoying her egg roll.  Who needs chopsticks!
 Oh, sweet and sour is really nice!


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