Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Storytime - Chinese New Year

Toddler



Books: My First Chinese New Year by Karen Katz and Ten Mice for Tet by Pegi Deitz Shea and Cynthia Weill

Songs / Rhymes: “Good Morning”, “Hello, How Are You?”, “Let’s Go Riding”, “Open, Shut Them”, “Chinese New Year”, “If You’re Happy and You Know It”, “Four Red Dragons” on the felt board, “I Wiggle My Fingers”, and “The More We Get Together”.

Craft: Horses for the New Year. Materials: Chinese New Year horses printout (on red paper), gold glitter, crayons, and glue. The toddlers colored in their horses and then covered their pictures in glue. I sprinkled gold glitter over the glue to make their horses festive for the new year. The horse printout came from OnColoring.com.

Preschool


Books: Max Celebrates Chinese New Year by Adria F. Klein and Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin

Songs / Rhymes: “Welcome to the Library”, “Hello, How Are You?”, “Hi There, So Glad You Came”, “Let’s Go Riding”, “Open, Shut Them”, “Chinese New Year”, “The Hokey Pokey”, “I Wiggle My Fingers”, and “The More We Get Together”.

Craft: Horses for the New Year. Materials: Chinese New Year horses printout (on red paper), gold sequins, crayons, and glue. The preschoolers colored in their horses and then covered their pictures in glue. They used their fine motor skills (developing their writing muscles!) to apply the sequins to the glue.

Songs/Rhymes

Let's Go Riding
Sung to: "Are You Sleeping?"
Let's go riding, let's go riding,
Saddle up. Saddle up.
Everybody ready? Everybody ready?
Giddyup! Giddyup!

Chinese New Year
Sung to “Mary Had a Little Lamb
See the dragon dance and prance
Dance and prance, dance and prance
See the dragon dance and prance
On Chinese New Year’s Day!
Hear the firecrackers pop, pop, pop
Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop
Hear the firecrackers pop, pop, pop
On Chinese New Year’s Day!

Five Red Dragons
Five red dragons
Making such a roar
One danced away
And then there were four 
Four red dragons
Dancing 'round a tree
One danced away
And then there were three
Three red dragons
Dancing 'round you
One danced away
And then there were two
Two red dragons
Dancing in the sun
One danced away
And then there was one
One red dragon
Having lots of fun
She danced away
And then there were none


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