Celebrating the Chinese New Year with Your Kids

Chinese New Year 2008: The Year of the Rat

Last year was the Year of the Boar. This year, on February 7th, it’s the rat’s turn. Read Celebrating the Year of the Red Fire Pig, our Chinese New Year post from last year on Hilltown Families, and learn about superstitions, traditional foods, decorations, length of celebrations, great reading list for kids and a list of resources for actvities, lessons and crafts.

    Web Review: Chinese New Year on Kaboose
    Chinese New Year: “Celebrate the Chinese New Year holiday with great kids’ activities and crafts.” Crafts include making red envelopes, a Chinese orange tray, and paper plum blossoms. Also includes Chinese-style recipes and a short list of Chinese New Year books for children. From Kaboose. http://crafts.kaboose.com/holidays/chinese_new_year.html
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    Reading List

    • Dara’s Cambodian New Year
      by S. Chiemruom,. D. Pin (illustrator)
    • Happy New Year, Everywhere!
      by A. Erlbach, S. Holm (illustrator)
    • My First Chinese New Year
      by K. Katz
    • Goodbye Old Year, Hello New Year
      by F. Modell
    • This Next New Year
      by J. Wong, Y. Choi (illustrator)

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