Lunar/Chinese New Year 2024

Recently we learnt about the celebration of Lunar/Chinese New Year.  This year was the Year of the Dragon. We explored how the texture of noodles changed from hard to soft after cooking, looked at Chinese writing and created our own using paint, read stories, used tweezers, tongs and chopsticks in the home area and tasted prawn crackers and noodles with soy sauce (yum!).  We also explored flowers in the water tray (flowers represent new growth after a long winter and are important signifiers of life and good fortune), coloured rice and made and decorated money wallets (each had a coin inside and are given as symbol of good luck).