Welcome to the year of the horse! Shin Nein Kwai Le!
This is our second Chinese New Year here in Minnesota on our own. I always miss the den Otters and our other Chinese friends the most this time of year but we do our best to remember and celebrate.
We started with wearing red clothing for luck, Echo had a headband with red on it, but wore her Kai-Lan dress. After all that is where we learned a lot of our Chinese from! I am hoping that next year the girls can get some more traditional dresses in time for Chinese New Year! There are a little harder to find locally here but I am sure I can manage something.
We sat down with our horse themed sheets and wrote down all the things we remembered from our time spent learning all about China and the celebration. The kids all did well remembering some interesting facts.
The kids learned all about the Shanghai tower with Ken. I actually knew nothing about this landmark as well, so we all learned something.
So happy Chinese New Year everyone. I hope the year of the horse is a prosperous and happy one for us all!!!! I will, of course, post our Chinese resources once we assemble everything later in February. (you can find the orange pattern – no selling, gift or personal use only – thanks to Nanaliciouz HERE)