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China Arts and Crafts
You can use a Chinese take-out container, decorated with Christmas stickers or stamped designs for a fun gift package.
Chinese Dragon Processional
On Chinese New Year have the class make all of the necessary parts of a Chinese Dragon complete with the Head and a streamer body. Then take the children on a processional throughout the school with the noise makers in the back as well as children carrying large “stuffed” fish made out of paper. They had placed these fish on poles and held them high above their heads.
Involve the children in making there own dragon. Use paper mache for the head and allow children to decorate. Decorate a sheet for the body with brightly colored streamers and other materials.
Make Chinese lanterns. Fold a piece of colored paper in half. Cut from the folded edge to about 2cm of the loose edges in 1.5cm gaps. Open and bring edges together to form the lantern ..tape and use a strip of paper to attach as a handle.
Red is a very lucky color for the Chinese. Make paper decorations similar to snowflakes and hang.
China Games and Activities
Explore the Chinese Horoscopes they are very interesting and easy to determine (by birth year)
Language – Chinese
Huan Ying means Welcome
China Recipes and Snacks
Prepare your personalized fortunes on small strips of paper.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
3 egg whites
1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Place egg whites in food processor and blend 30 seconds, add remaining Ingredients and blend for one more minute. Drop the batter by scant tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet. (It’s a good idea to place only four cookies on each cookie sheet to allow room for expansion, and so that there aren’t too many to work with when filling with the fortunes.)
Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until edge of cookies are golden brown. As soon as cookies are removed from the oven, insert fortunes one at a time by picking up a warm cookie with a spatula and placing one of your fortunes in the center of the underside of the cookie.
Fold the cookie in half and then drape the folded cookie over the handle of a wooden spoon, pinch the two points together so the cookie takes on the shape of a fortune cookie, then slide the formed cookie off the end of the spoon. If the remaining cookies cool off too much while you’re working, put the cookie sheet back into the oven for a minute or two to warm them again. After cookies are filled and formed, reduce oven heat to 200 degrees. Place formed cookies back onto the cookie sheet and into the oven for an hour to dry completely.
After cookies are completely cooled, pack in airtight container. About 16 cookies.
Prepare and have ready to combine:
1/2 lb chopped cooked meat (anything you have, pork, chicken, ground beef…)
1/2 C. thinly sliced carrots
1/2 C. thinly sliced celery
1/2 C. finely chopped onion
1/2 C. thinly sliced any veggie (bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, mushrooms, green pepper, peas, add or delete veggies depending on tastes…)
1 C. fresh or 1 can bean sprouts
1 1/2 C. of boiling water
3 TBL granulated sugar
2 pkgs Top Ramen any flavor (break noodles apart before opening)
Heat 2 TBL oil in wok or lg frying pan. Stir in all veggies and cooked meat stirring constantly. Fry for approximately 2-3 minutes. Add the flavor packets from the Ramen, sugar and boiling water. Make a well in the middle of the veggies and meat and place noodles in the liquid. Cover and simmer 2 minutes. Stir and cook additional minute.
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