Sunday, January 24, 2016

Celebrate Chinese New Year by Carolyn Otto-- a good book to read to children for Lunar New Year. By National Geographic. Great photos, of course.
Here is a great book to read to children for Chinese New Year. It includes great photography by National Geographic staff and includes photos from celebrations all around the world. What I liked is that it has brief phrases you can read to the really young kids and more in-depth explanations you can read to the older children. You can find lots more book suggestions here.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Printable Greeting card template for Year of the Monkey

Printable template for Year of the Monkey greeting card Chinese New Year
Take a few simple shapes--heart, oval, circles--put them together, and you have this cute little monkey who fits into the year 2016 just fine. It's a 2016 Year of the Monkey greeting card, and the printable template is available here

Thursday, January 21, 2016

A book to read to kids at Chinese New Year

Book to read to kids for Chinese New Year -- Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas
This is a great book that would be great to read to a group of kids for Chinese New Year. The artwork is fun and whimsical,and the echoes of of The Three Bears are nicely done. Click this link for a great list of books about Chinese New Year.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

An easy lantern to make for Chinese New Year--Year of the Monkey
Here is a quick and easy craft project for Chinese New Year. Print out this cute monkey, have the kids color it and cut it out. Then teach them how to accordion-fold it, and they have a Year of the Monkey lantern.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Monkey King Shape Face. Printable template on site.
Make this little Monkey King face with a printable template from this site Kid Crafts for Year of the Monkey

Friday, January 15, 2016

Printable Year of the Monkey Greeting Card--Chinese New Year
This graphic is blank at the top for a reason: it's a template for a Year of the Monkey greeting card. You can either print it out the way it is--hand-colored--or, the site has templates for making the monkey and also the template to color. A quick, easy craft to do with kids for Chinese New Year.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Year of the Monkey Crafts: Printable Monkey King Puppets
2016 is the Year of the Monkey.Check this link for these cool shadow puppets of the Monkey King.  Kid Crafts for Year of the Monkey There are all kinds of quick, easy craft ideas that are printable. Just print out an easy monkey lantern or coloring sheet, and go.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Printable Pattern for Year of the Monkey shape greeting card
Get the pattern and instructions for this adorable Year of the Monkey greeting card that your kids can make. You can also print out the card fully assembled if you're running short on time. Click the link Kid Crafts for Year of the Monkey

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Monkey Bookmark for Year of the Monkey--Chinese New Year

You can make this monkey bookmark with the sahpe monkey I posted a couple of days ago. See the directions and lots more printables at http://tinyurl.com/year-of-the-monkey-printables

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Make a monkey face out of shapes for the Year of the Monkey--Chinese New Year

A few circles, an oval, and a heart--that's all in takes to make a monkey face. You can put it on cards or on a bookmark. Click the link for a pattern and instructions Kids Crafts Year of the Monkey