Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year on Multicultural Kid Blogs

Multicultural Kid Blogs is proud to present the first annual series on Chinese New Year! This is the most important holiday in China and is also celebrated in many other parts of East Asia. Also known as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, this year’s festival begins on February 19 and lasts for 15 days.

How can you join in the fun?  1) Follow along in the schedule below for some amazing posts on Chinese New Year,  2) Enter our giveaway (details below),  2) Link up your own posts about Chinese New Year at the bottom of the page.  We’ll be sharing them on social media now through the end of the festival, 4) Be sure to follow our Chinese New Year board on Pinterest:

January 21
Marie’s Pastiche on Multicultural Kid Blogs: Preparing for Chinese New Year
January 23
Crafty Moms Share: The Dragon New Year Book Review

January 26
In The Playroom: Chinese Recipes

January 28
Mama Smiles: Eraser Stamped Sheep Craft

January 30
ArtsyCraftyMom: Year of the Sheep Craft

February 2
Kid World Citizen: Sheep Crafts

February 3
Fun Hand Print Art: Paper Bag Chinese Dragon Puppet

February 4
All Done Monkey: Chinese Zodiac Game

February 5
ET Speaks from Home: Spiral Craft

February 6
Kid World Citizen on Multicultural Kid Blogs: Symbols and Important Elements

February 9
Raising World Citizens: 6 Ways to Wish Good Luck

February 10
Discovering The World Through My Son’s Eyes: Kids Culture Party

February 11
Creative World of Varya: An Expat’s Experience

February 12
Kelly’s Classroom: Lucky Money

February 13
Bicultural Mama: Recipes, Crafts, and Activities

February 16
Let the Journey Begin: Passing Down Traditions in a Multicultural Family

February 17
Sand In My Toes: Chinese Good Luck Ornament Craft

February 18
Crafty Moms Share: Chinese Zodiac and Book Reviews

February 19
Adventures of Adam: The Chinese New Year Story

February 20
Castle View Academy: 10+ Year of the Sheep Ideas
Smart Tinker on Multicultural Kid Blogs: Puhui Chinese New Year Posters

February 23
The Art Curator for Kids: Incredible Chinese Artworks

February 24
Eva Varga (Academia Celestia): Celebrating Chinese New Year in San Francisco

February 25
Witty Hoots: Chinese New Year Lion Puppet

February 26
Learning and Exploring Through Play: Chinese Lanterns

February 27
family in finland: Eight Treasure Rice Pudding Recipe

March 2
Miss Panda Chinese: Chinese Lantern Festival
Eva Varga (Academia Celestia) on Better Chinese: Festivals and Foods of China

March 3
Cuddles and Crumbs: Tikoy / Nian Gao Recipe

March 4
A Book Long Enough: 5 Favorite Chinese Folktales for Kids

March 5
Peakle Pie: Chinese New Year Fun

Chinese New Year Giveaway

Giveaway begins Jan. 21 and goes through midnight ET on March 5, 2015. Enter below for a chance to win! Remember you can make a comment on the blog post of a different co-host each day for an additional entry.

First Prize Package

All About China

From Tuttle Publishing, All About China: Take the whole family on a whirlwind tour of Chinese history and culture with this delightfully illustrated book that is packed with stories, activities and games. Travel from the stone age through the dynasties to the present day with songs and crafts for kids that will teach them about Chinese language and the Chinese way of life.

Long-Long's New Year

Also from Tuttle Publishing, Long-Long’s New Year, a beautifully illustrated picture book about a little Chinese boy named Long-Long, who accompanies his grandfather into the city to sell cabbages in order to buy food and decorations for the New Year. Selling cabbages is harder than Long-Long expects, and he encounters many adventures before he finds a way to help his grandfather, and earn New Year’s treats for his mother and little cousin.

A Little Mandarin

From A Little Mandarin, a CD featuring a collection of Chinese children’s classics – songs loved by families in China for generations – given new life with a contemporary sound and voice. The 15 tracks fuse rock, pop, dance, ska, and hip hop influences with playful lyrics to make it a unique and fun learning companion for all ages. Featured on Putumayo Kids Presents World Sing-Along.

Second Prize Package

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year

From Tuttle Publishing, Celebrating the Chinese New Year, in which Little Mei’s grandfather tells her the stories of Nian and the monster Xi for Chinese New Year.

The Sheep Beauty

Also from Tuttle Publishing, The Sheep Beauty, which brings to life the kindness and generosity of those born under the sign of the sheep in the Chinese zodiac.

Chinese Zodiac Animals

Also from Tuttle Publishing, Chinese Zodiac Animals, a fun and informative way to learn about the ancient Chinese Zodiac, explaining the traits of each animal sign and what luck the future might hold for the person born under that sign.

Monkey Drum

From Tiny Tapping Toes, a monkey drum, plus a free pdf of a craft version. World Music children’s performer DARIA has spent the last two decades performing in the USA and around the world, creating music to inspire all the world’s children and allowing children to become a part of the celebration and the fun of exploring world cultures.

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Now it’s your turn to link up your own posts about Chinese New Year!

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