For several years now, our family has been celebrating Chinese New Year! We have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the culture and traditions centered around this amazing holiday.
In order to get ready for today's celebration, the kids and I took a little trip to the Grand Asia Market. The market is only about 5 minutes away from our house, but every time I walk in there, I am immediately transported back to China!
The sights, the sounds, and the smells...yes, it all takes me back.
The kids love walking around the store, checking out all the different fruits and vegetables they carry. But their favorite department to visit is the fish market. They sell a wide variety of fish and also have two huge tanks filled with fresh Tilapia.
We picked up the few things we needed and then headed back home in order to get ready for our own new years festivities!
The kids and I got our craftiness on as we made a few different Chinese New Year creations.
To welcome in the new year, Sophie, Hudson, and AK made these "good luck" signs to hang up around our home.
After decorating them, they each had fun picking out the perfect spot to display their new artwork.
Then we made some beautiful red paper lanterns to hang in the kitchen.
Red is a very important color during Chinese New Year.
It symbolizes happiness and ultimate joy.
Lastly, the littles enjoyed making these fire breathing dragons!
Yup, they were the biggest hit of all, and the rest of the day I had three fierce little dragons running around;)
While the little ones were busy in the kitchen with me,
They worked together and each made two different animals!
Can you read the bottom of Cor's fox???
It says, "What does the fox say?" HA!