Chinese New Year Fun

Yesterday was Chinese New Year and I thought I would share with you all some of the fun things we did to celebrate!

-We played dragon tag. Basically it was regular tag, but the “it”person was called the dragon instead. So creative, I know. 🙂

-My daughter and I made several paper lanterns and hung them throughout the house. They are SO easy and added such a festive flair!

-Boo also wore a chinese butterfly dress we picked up in Toronto when she was 18 months. It’s a size 2, and she’s 4…. so yes, it was super tight. But she wanted to wear “her super flyer dress”.

-Watched the Chinese New Year episode of Kai Lan. Riveting entertainment right there.

-We ate Chinese food, of course! I have been on a mission to find the perfect orange chicken recipe. This was attempt #2- not bad, but not quite perfection. I also whipped up (ha- I mean slaved over!!) some ham fried rice that was super yummy.

-My daughter helped me make fortune cookies. I had no idea they were so tricky to make! Geez!

Boo wrote the fortunes- well, scribbled them. She told me that all the fortunes said “Do what ever your child says”. I think she is trying to tell us something, wouldn’t you agree? 🙂

I thought I would be clever and write one fortune “Lucky you! You get to do the dishes!” And guess who ended up getting THAT fortune cookie. Me. My super plan to get someone else on dish duty backfired. Luckily my family helped anyway 🙂

-We also played the Chinese New Year level on Angry Birds Seasons. Cuz we are SO techy like that. Those frustrated feathered friends are the center of one too many of our family night activities.

Hope you all had a wonderful Chinese New Year. Bring on Valentines Day! 🙂
Happy Teaching!

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