It’s the year of the rat! We had a great time celebrating Chinese New Year in Reception Class. We used the computer, I pads and books to research how this festival is celebrated around the world. We wrote messages of good luck and made sparkly Chinese lanterns. We enjoyed trying to write in Chinese on our red scrolls. We played Chinese restaurants – cooking, ordering and serving. We cooked our own noodles and enjoyed trying to use chopsticks to eat them. For snack we had prawn crackers and fortune cookies. We designed our own temples, pagodas and Great Walls of China and built them in our blocks and lego. We especially enjoyed a very noisy dragon dance parade outside!
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