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Let the New Year Begin - Chinese Style

I know that Chinese New Year does not officially start until Monday the 23rd, however, we are learning about China and the traditions of Chinese New Year all week and ending on Monday with our school party, SO (in typical ME style...) I thought why not make it feel more festive for the entire week!

Much more decor to come...wait until you see Monday's party!

Cut these dragons from my Silhouette SD machine.

FREE Download of the Chinese Zodiac over at CurrClick thanks to
Ingles 360! The kids and I looked up what animal was The Year Of.... when they were born...

What we read today - Not really Chinese related, but Dragon related...
after all 2012 is the year of the Dragon.

Purchased this from Simple Schooling at Currclick 
for $ .99 and will be using the packet all week!

Watched some fun videos of Chinese New Year celebrations
 from the past years. 

Our craft - found this printable and craft directions over at Craft Jr. 

they wanted to stand behind the pass thru so it looked like the Dragon was walking 
on it's own...

We made Chinese New Year Cookies...YUMMO
1 cup Chocolate Chips, 1/2 cup Butterscotch Chips - melt together
handful of peanuts and a handful of the LaChoy Noodles
Kids put the noodles and peanuts into the melted mixture and
I dropped on a cookie sheet, put into refrig and waited until
after lunch..OH So GOOD!

Looking forward to more fun this week with dragons and planning our
party for Monday!

Until tomorrow - Be Blessed!

Shibley Smiles

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FABULOUS! I'm with you on the educational benefits of celebrating this event with the kids. I've just started a weeks worth of 'oriental' crafts with my kids; so you're way ahead already! Great job. x
Lindsay said…
What great decorations! Those cookies look delicious :-)
How fun! I LOVE that dragon--I think we're going to have to do that! I would love to invite you to share this (and anything else you'd like!) at Teach Me Tuesday -- you can link up at I hope to see you there!
Mary Prather said…
The Popcorn Dragon was such a cute book! One of our favorites......

This all looks like such fun. I always smile when I read your blog!
Erin said…
Great resources! Thanks for sharing. I'm your new follower!
JDaniel4's Mom said…
What fun! I love your dragon! The cookies look wonderful! I love chocolate. The tabel decor is awesome too.
Lindsi B said…
Do my eyes spy a Vikings jersey on your hubby?
Visiting from TGIF. I'd love to invite you to link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays.
Lauren said…
this fits so great with what we are doing, love the cookies, thanks for sharing :)
Carrie said…
How fun and a great way to learn about China in a fun manner. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!
what fun ideas! I love them walking behind the pass thru! Too cute!
Oh I LOVE everything!! You have such beautiful decorations & crafts!! Love it!
Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,
Beth =-)
The decorations are gorgeous!

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