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Chinese New Year: Fire Breathing Dragon Craft

Chinese New Year is coming. February 16th is the Chinese New year, the year of the Dog will be upon us! Every year families gather to celebrate Chinese New Year and celebrate health, wealth, and good fortune.

Every year in school my kids do something for chinese new year. But they enjoy it so much I try to have a craft waiting for them when they get home as well. This year I found this fun dragon craft. It is such a simple craft, but it will bring them so much joy to see it waiting for them when they get home.

We all love to celebrate together, we even prepare chinese food for dinner and eat fortune and almond cookies for dessert. This year they can enjoy playing with their dragons after dinner. Thank you to Homeschool Giveaways for the craft tutorial. Homeschool Giveaways offers many more ideas for creating and learning at home. Be sure to check them out!

What kind of occasions do you celebrate with your family that isn’t exactly traditions of your own culture or religion? We think it is important to learn about different cultures and religions in our family so we try to do little activities, crafts, or even find books about other cultures and read about them together.  

New Year!

A New Year is on its way. So many of us will be thinking of all of the wonderful things we want to have happen this year. Many adults will be writing their New Year’s Resolutions. But what about our kids? Shouldn’t they be thinking of all the great things they want to achieve, learn, see, and do this coming year. For once let’s not worry about changing ourselves, lets think of bettering ourselves.

Sit down with your family and with this fun printable you try planning some of the great things you want to do and learn this next year. Make it a family affair. You and your kids will learn more about yourselves and each other with just a little time together. Check out this printable and add whatever you want to it. Plan a family vacation where you go somewhere that you have never been and learn about other people and other places. Learn something together like a language, game, or sport.

Printable goal sheet:

New Year

Every day we have the opportunity to change who we are, not because we are unhappy with ourselves like so many new years resolutions seem to tell us, but because we want to better ourselves. This year make it possible by creating this list of all the things you wish to accomplish this year. You just might find yourself ready and excited for all the new things you will learn and do.