Fun Day Monday

Hi there…… did you know that Chinese New Year is this week? I thought that for this week’s Fun Day Monday I’d share with you some activities that we shall be doing this week in my childminding service to celebrate.

Firstly I thought that we’ll make some Chinese lanterns like these lovely ones at Lavender Blue Designs

(image taken from Lavender Blue Designs)

We shall also do some ribbon dancing to Chinese music. To do this I simply give the children some  long ribbons and play them some Chinese music and we dance around waving our ribbons. We did this last year and we had lots of fun doing so:

I thought it would also be nice to try some Chinese style food so plan to make the children  some Fried Rice like this one that Annabel Karmel makes and if I can find some dragon fruit and lychees I thought it might be fun to try some together.

(image taken from Annabel Karmel website)

(image taken from Dine-o-meter blog)

Hopefully we’ll have lots of fun learning a little bit about Chinese culture and celebrating New Year together….. do drop me an email if you and your little one do some Chinese style activities this week.