Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year! As you probably know the festival begins with the new moon and ends with the full moon. Happily, that adds up to 15 days of festivities, so we'll be doing several activities to celebrate. Today we made fireworks and had a dragon parade!
We made the dragon mask out of paper plates...the kids had a lot of fun with that! Here are several links that have fun Chinese New Year activities. I'm posting them to share and so I can keep track of them! About.com inspired me to make fireworks, but I used glitter paints instead of actual glitter.
About's Family Crafts -- Fans
About's Family Crafts -- Chinese New Year's Crafts
About's Family Crafts -- Chinese New Year