Friday, 31 January 2014

Preschool 2 ~ Chinese New Year

I celebrated Chinese New Year with Keefe's Preschool 2 class this year.  His teacher has been "preparing" the class leading up to the New Year!  Here's the class holding up their coloured-in Chinese zodiac signs (either rat or ox) and their personalised Chinese names (which I asked a friend of mine in the school to translate).

During the week, the kids coloured their dragon masks and made their lanterns.  I made little books for them to colour and familise them with Chinese New Year vocabulary words.  I shared these slides and sang a classic Chinese New Year children's song with them.  I gave each child a red envelope with a pair of golden chocolate coins inside to represent lucky money.  I also gave each of them a personalised zodiac animal card with that animal's character traits.  The kids performed the dragon dance and had Chinese New Year treats (fortune cookies, pineapple tarts, mandarin oranges and wintermelon tea). 


mizzzleepy said...

achi, sooooo nice!

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