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February 19th just so happens to be Chinese New Year this year and Just Another Mom wants to help you celebrate Chinese New Year! Really, it’s Chinese Lunar New Year and this year is the Year of the Sheep (or Ram). I have 10 fun and tasty recipes for you and your family to try, a book list to scan, and a free mini printable pack! If you’re looking for more ideas to celebrate Chinese New Year, I’m also sharing the link to my Pinterest board. When we lived in California, celebrating Chinese New Year meant going to the parade in Chinatown in Oakland. Lately I’ve been watching videos on YouTube to help me get my parade fix (I love the lion dances) and one year I hope to make it down to NYC to see the parade there.
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Books for Chinese New Year
The books on this list are mostly about celebrating Chinese New Year but this is also a great time to talk about China. We do plan to cover various countries in both Sweet B’s afterschooling and in Tot School/Home preschool with Squeaker so we’ll have an expanded list of activities, crafts, and books to learn about the culture and history of China in another post. For now, I’d like to share this book list with you:
- Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan’s Chinese New Year (Reading Rainbow Books)
- Chinese New Year: Activities for Children
- Sam and the Lucky Money
- Chinese New Year For Kids
- The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale
- Chinese New Years Discover 9 Hidden Facts about the Chinese New Year
- The Race for the Chinese Zodiac
- Paper Crafts for Chinese New Year (Paper Craft Fun for Holidays)
- Happy, Happy Chinese New Year!
- Celebrating Chinese New Year: An Activity Book
- The Year of the Sheep (Tales from the Chinese Zodiac)
- Bringing In the New Year
- Chinese New Year Activity Book
- Chinese New Year (Rookie Read-About Holidays)
- Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Chinese New Year: With Fireworks, Dragons, and Lanterns
- All About China: Stories, Songs, Crafts and More for Kids
- China (DK Eyewitness Books)
And let’s get to those recipes! Here’s just a small sample of one of the ten recipes included in your free eBook:
A favorite growing up (though we called them gyoza), fried wonton (or potstickers) are a tasty and diverse crowd pleasing appetizer. You can fill them with just about anything! My most recent favorite combination was crab and cream cheese. Mmm, delicious!
>>>> Free Recipe Book <<<<
And finally, I want to share this fun mini printable pack with you! New to this pack are addition/subtraction pages (though only one of each) and a simple copywork page. In the future I’ll expand on the amount of addition/subtraction pages and also add in more activities like counting (2s, 3s, 4s, etc) and other learning activities.
>>>> Free Mini Printable Pack <<<<
And if you need more inspiration to celebrate Chinese New Year, check out my Pinterest board filled with crafts and activities from around the web:
Have you ever been to a Chinese New Year parade? Have you ever celebrated Chinese New Year before?