Thursday, February 7, 2008

Chinese New Year Party!

Yay! We just finished our super fun Chinese New Year story time!

Krista read some fun Chinese New Year-themed books like The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac and Bringing in the New Year. She also read some rat/mice/rodent-ish books because 2008 is the Year of the Rat!

That means, if you are born this year (or twelve years ago, or twelve years before that...) you are clever, ambitious, and quick witted. According to The Great Race, "the Chinese believe that your own character depends on which animal was ruling in the year you were born. They say 'this is the animal that hides in your heart.'"

Look at how much fun everyone had! Those wonderful lanterns they hold in their hands are the great craft we did after story time!

We always have fun at our Thursday night, 7pm story times, because we have milk and cookies. But this time we had extra-special FORTUNE COOKIES! How cool is that?

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