We got back to school this week. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and happy new year. We started school on Wednesday and decided to kick it off with a talk of new year's; US and Chinese.
The children got to make a new year "hat" and we did a color by number of a Chinese Dragon. We also looked up what year the children were born in to see what year of the...they were born in. These children were born in the year of the red pig, or year of the rat.
Anyway, to make the hat each child got a large circle. We then put out all kinds of fun stuff for them to decorate the hat. There were foam pieces, sequins, markers, buttons, etc, anything that would decorate.
After the children decorated the hats, we cut a slit to the middle of the hat. Then we folded it over to make a cone shaped hat. They thought it was very cute.
Hope you have a great 2013.