We are really enjoying hearing about the Chinese New Year (5th February this year, Year of the Pig or Boar).
We know the story of the Willow Pattern, we have seen a willow pattern plate and we have painted our own plates.
“Two birds flying high,
a Chinese vessel sailing by,
a bridge with three men sometimes more,
a willow tree hanging over,
a Chinese temple there it stands,
built upon the river sands,
an apple tree with apples on,
a crooked fence to end my song.”
We tried picking up marshmallows with chopsticks.
This is quite a difficult skill. We are amazed that Chinese children eat with chopsticks all the time.
We also saw a house coat and a Chinese hat that the children in China might wear!
Here’s an interesting story about the animals from the Chinese New Year cycle:
We made some gorgeous Chinese dragons in art. We would love to see a dragon dance!
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