Happy Chinese New Year! We live in an area with a large Asian population, so Chinese New Year is a big deal – and a lot of fun to celebrate! The school my kids went to when we first moved here even had a Chinese New Year parade! I love having them in our neighborhood school now, but that parade was wonderful, and we miss it. Since this is the year of the monkey, I thought it … [Read more...] about Year of the Monkey Crafts and Activities for Kids
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Chinese New Year is coming up on February 8th! 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, and I decided it would be fun to celebrate by featuring monkey picture books kids love. Playful monkeys are often the most popular attraction in zoos, and they make for fun stories, as well! I have always been partial to monkeys, maybe because I was born in the year of the monkey? Monkey Picture … [Read more...] about Monkey Picture Books Kids Love!
I came up with this fun eraser stamped sheep craft for kids as a Chinese New Year activity for the kids since 2015 is the year of the sheep. All four kids enjoyed making flocks of these little sheep, and they double up as an excellent spring craft for kids! This is a quick and easy craft that looks cute whether it is made by a two-year-old or an … [Read more...] about Eraser Stamped Sheep Craft for Kids
One of the things I loved about growing up moving around the world was that I was able to learn about countries and cultures different from my own. My kids have not had a lot of opportunity to travel the world (yet, at least), but Silicon Valley is home to an incredibly multicultural community! Johnny’s kindergarten class’s Chinese New Year dragon parade is an excellent example … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year Dragon Parade
Asian New Year and Valentine’s Day fall on the same day this year, so I thought I’d combine my favorites on both topics into a single post. Several cute Valentine’s Day Crafts from Moments of Mommyhood. Use cupcake liners to make a 3-D Paper Lantern Picture as seen at the Frugal Family Fun Blog. Easy paper swirl rose from Made By K. Felt cookies, a pillow, a … [Read more...] about Blog Favorites: Asian New Year and Valentine’s Day