Chinese New Year
>What a very fun day! If our QA person would have come today , they would have been impressed! The day started out with Anna’s dad, Jason, stopping in to visit and make origami with the kids. I knew Anna had brought some in before so thought that adding this would be perfect today! The kids loved it. He made cranes, bears and dogs. In between this art, he had several request to make airplanes. Jason was a real trooper and made whatever the kids wanted. He even let them play with his paper and make snowflakes – and hardly flenched when one of the kids kept trying to stick the paper airplane tip into his ear. 🙂 Thanks Jason!
Other things we did today was play in the dress- up room that has had chinese cultural items all month long. Katie looks like a real little girl from China in her costume. We also learned that this year is the ” Year of the Tiger.” Our weekly reader was about Tigers! How PERFECT! Then of course, we had to take out the tiger puppets and costumes .
We practiced our scissor skills by making chinese lanterns. After she was finished Anna said ” it’s just like the lantern in the playroom” and went to find the orange one ! I love it when they connect the dots.