Happy Chinese New Year from all of us at Castle View Academy!! If you haven’t ‘herd’ yet, it’s the Year of the Sheep. Okay, okay, it’s a flock of sheep, but Tristan’s trying to learn about puns and my brain is in that mode. For our part in the Multicultural Kid Blogs Chinese New Year Series, we’re ’rounding up’ our sheep ideas for you in one post.
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post, as well as the one we have running here.
To start the New Year, we made some Year of the Sheep cards to send to family. These are a mix of Japanese and Chinese ideas.
The children also made some Chinese Zodiac phone/key charms. They made it to their destinations last week and are being used already. I really love the way these turned out!
A couple of years ago the children created these cute handprint sheep. These could be made each year to see how much our own little lambs have grown.
If counting sheep is making you sleepy, you might want to curl up with this fun book by Julia Dweck. Mary Had A Sleepy Sheep will have you wondering what to do.
Can’t sleep because you’re hungry? Try our Shepherd Stew with Sleepy Sheep Dumplings to fill you up!
For a multicultural story about a young boy herding sheep, we recommend the Herd Boy. There’s also a fun sheep craft to make.
And if you’re looking for a little music to lighten the mood, A Little Mandarin will have the toes tapping!
For many more ideas, I’ve featured lots of Chinese New Year activities on Mom’s Library the past two years:
And this one:
Happy New Year to you!! And now read on for more fun!