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Craft Tutorial: Chinese Zodiac Wheel

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Craft Tutorial: Chinese Zodiac Wheel

Check out our Cricut Zodiac Wheel design here! And the YouTube tutorial here! This is a simple design!  Materials needed:  Artsy Dinos Chinese New Year stickers set,  posterboard and a connector piece  1) 10 inch diameter bottom circle - draw lines to split into 12 even sections. The animal stickers go on the outside edge.  2) 6.5 inch middle wheel, split into 12 even sections.  You can put years here as shown, characteristics of that animal or write the animal in a different language!  3) 6.5 inch top wheel with a wedge cut out 4) Order of animals (subtract 12 from the...


Celebrate Lunar New Year: Chinese New Year edition

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Celebrate Lunar New Year: Chinese New Year edition

As part of our celebrate the Lunar New Year series, we've asked a few of our blogger/IG momma friends simple questions about how they celebrate the Lunar New Year.Today, we bring you Sunny, who celebrates Chinese New Year! Sunny is a momma who is focused on teaching her daughter Mandarin, both spoken and written. I love the ideas, games and activities she has and find them useful as I think about incorporating Hindi into Bubba's life! Check her out at https://spotofsunshine.com/   1. How do you greet someone for the new year?  新年快樂/Xīnnián kuàilè 2. What is your favorite CNY tradition?...


Celebrate Lunar New Year: Seollal edition

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Celebrate Lunar New Year: Seollal edition

As part of our celebrate the Lunar New Year series, we've asked a few of our blogger/IG momma friends simple questions about how they celebrate the Lunar New Year. Today, we bring you Sandy, who celebrates Korean New Year, or Seollal.Hello! I’m Sandy, and my husband and I are currently raising three 3rd generation kiddos ages 1-6 in the Unites States. I was born in Korea, moved to the States when young, and had not celebrated Korean New Year or Seollal (설날) ever since...until this year! When I think of Seollal, I think of three things: the food, the clothes,...


Celebrate Lunar New Year: Tết edition!

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Celebrate Lunar New Year: Tết edition!

As part of our Celebrate Lunar New Year series, we've asked a few of our blogger friends/IG Mommas simple questions about how they celebrate the Lunar New Year. For our first in the series, we bring you Stephanie, who celebrates Vietnamese New Year, or Tết (short for Tết Nguyên Đán). Chúc mừng năm mới !! Means Happy New Year in Vietnamese! Hi, my name is Stephanie Textor and I'm a first generation Vietnamese American. I am from Seattle, Washington, and currently stationed in Sacramento, California. My husband is in the Military and serves in the United States Coast Guard. I am...


Our Chinese New Year Infographic for Kids Explained!

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Our Chinese New Year Infographic for Kids Explained!

Lunar New Year is celebrated by all across the world in different Asian countries, notably in China. The infographic below explains some of the important traditions families have while celebrating Chinese New Year. Each of the words in our word cloud is also significant. Here’s why!   Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year), or Spring Festival, is celebrated based on the Chinese Lunar calendar and is traditionally a time where Chinese families gather to honor their ancestors and wish for good fortune, prosperity, health and success to come upon their homes. Its origins are likely related to farmers celebrating the...