Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Welcome to China

Today we traveled to China.  Eva found it on her map and colored it in.  She also got another stamp in her passport.
The sensory tub has been filled with a staple in China- rice.  We colored some red and some pink and I added a set of red heart scoops and a bunch of red pom poms.  The rice is a huge hit.  Eva has always been drawn to rice tables and will spend hours scooping and feeling the rice.
I also made a few felt fortune cookies for Eva to practice transferring between take-out containers with chopsticks.  It is definitely tricky!
The fortune cookies are really easy to make.  Take a felt circle, fold it in half and place a bit of ribbon in the fold but sticking out at one end and then sew it shut.  Using a needle and thread, make a stitch 1/3 of the way in on the fold and another 1/3 from the other end, pull tight and tie off.  It should fold in like a real fortune cookie.


  1. Awesome! I adore the fortune cookies. Too bad I have zero sewing skills. That really is something I'd like to work on.

  2. These are great ideas! I love that they are things my 2 year old can actually do. I wanted to celebrate Chinese New Year with him but I hadn't found any activities that really sounded workable to me. Thanks for sharing these-- and in perfect timing too ;)

  3. LOVE this post!! We're traveling around the world at preschool this summer and will certainly be borrowing your ideas. Thanks!!

  4. Wow, I love this! What an awesome activity!

  5. This looks like so much fun and so educational too. Love the chopstick idea. Need to get some practice ones for my girls!

  6. These are some great ideas--I'm going to try the rice activity with my daughter!