Chinese New Year, is not only celebrated in China but also in many Asian countries and the U.S. this festival is fully packed with fireworks, parades, lanterns and delicious food. If you want to introduce your kids to Chinese customs and these activities, like fireworks and Chinese dishes, then here are 6 best ways for you to celebrate this festival with your kids at home.
Make Chinese lantern Lights
Decorate your home with cute light-up lanterns on Chinese New Year. Take help from any craft video and follow easy instructions for making these Chinese lanterns from paper, tape, and scissors. You can also use string Christmas lights to make these beauties glow, make them with your kid so that he/she feels good about the festival.
Chinese New Year Books
If you want your kid to know about Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated, why it is celebrated then, there are wonderful picture books answering all of these questions and more. With a wide range of story options appropriate for toddlers to elementary-age children, these books give a brief description about Chinese New Year so that your Kid can understand it.
Chinese New Year drum craft
Drums and other noisemakers play a significant role in Lunar New Year celebrations. There are many websites that offer instructions for creating a kid-friendly bolang gu, or Chinese pellet drum, made with paper plates and jingle bells, and are not too noisy! See proper instructions and create these drums with your kid.
Make Dragon Puppet
With the help of videos online you can create this homemade dragon puppet with your kid. Dragon and lion dances are a major part of Chinese New Year parades. Your kids can create their own dragon dance with this homemade dragon puppet. The head and tail of the dragon can be made from printable editions available online.
Celebrate With Red Envelopes
Red envelopes are gifts of money which are often exchanged during Chinese New Year. These long, narrow red packets are usually decorated with Chinese symbols or animal of the year. So, you can check out these beautiful envelopes with your kid and celebrate the New Year with this unique tradition.
Celebrate Chinese New Year with yummy dishes, you can take help from videos and follow the instructions on how to create a Chinese tasting menu. Cook the perfect Chinese meal and have it with your kid to celebrate Chinese New Year, cook the dishes that are specially made on Chinese New Year.
Culture introduction is very important for the development of your children. You must introduce your kid to various cultures to increase their awareness.