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Multicultural Crafts Around the World: Koinobori

Kodomo no hi, Japan’s annual Children’s Day celebration every May 5th, includes unique traditions and decorations – such as flying koinobori (carp streamers) outside buildings and homes. They symbolize strength and determination and are believed to bring luck and good fortune to the children. Follow step-by-step directions to assemble a koinobori for the celebration. Download…

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Chinese New Year Activities

Discover and celebrate Chinese New Year with engaging learning activities that can be used for any zodiac year. Follow step-by-step written directions to create banners and lanterns. Practice basic mapping skills to locate China. Sequence the steps for making dumplings. Play a traditional Chinese children’s game. Compare new year traditions using a Venn diagram. Read…

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