Today we had an early release day so our half day was even less time! But I managed to fit in a fun Chinese New Year lesson. We discussed the Chinese New Year (one more time!) and then we did a game called Pass the Stuff. Since they use chopsticks I pulled out my clothes pins and a pile of stuff. I had students hold the clothes pin and we had to grab the stuff and pass it around the circle. They did a really good job and were very disappointed when the stuff ran out. This was an excellent fine motor lesson since they crossed the mid-line and do a hard open and close with the clothes pin. I wish I would have had real chopsticks that were made into kid usable ones, but I didn't. Maybe next year!
Here are a few pictures of the cute activity: