Friday, February 11, 2011

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Happy Lunar New Year!
We celebrated with a festival, using Grace Lin's book, Bringing in the New Year. Activities included origami rabbits, paper-cut rabbits, brush-painted banners, and a wonderful dragon!
A grand time was had by all.

Look over your favorite picture books, and think of ways to extend them for children. Start with the content, and then keep going. Picture books are a treasure trove of additional ideas that you can expand creatively. Is there a dominate color? shape? mood? energy? Run with it!
There's no end to where your imagination can go!


  1. Happy Lunar New Year to you, too. We celebrated last week at the public library here in was really nice...we made origami rabbits just like the ones on the table in your photo. We learned some kung fu...had chopstick races, ate fortune cookies, and ended it with a dragon dance much like yours!