The Chinese New Year – The Year of the Dog

The Reception children have had a great time celebrating the Chinese New Year.  This year it is The Year of the Dog.  The children made lanterns, mini dragons and fans and they worked together to make a wonderful big dragon.  They took the dragon they had made for a dance around the playground, banging their drums and clashing their cymbals.  ​The children discovered lots of different vegetables and enjoyed chopping them up to make a beautiful Chinese noodle soup.  Everyone tried the soup and some children had seconds, and even third helpings. The children had a wonderful time and were able to find out lots about how the New Year is celebrated in China. Happy New Year – or, as they say in China, Gung Hay Fat Choy!

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