Thursday, January 30, 2014

For the Kids Friday #151

Happy Spring Festival!

Tonight marks the eve of the Spring Festival, or what many people may know it as, the Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the horse.  The Chinese people will be spending the week doing nothing but eating food and playing games together with their closest friends and family.  We are enjoying the fireworks in Beijing, then heading to the Philippines for some warmer temperatures.  Wishing you all a very Happy Spring Festival!

Gong xi fa cia!
One of our sweet Chinese friends, and my little Tater Bug

Thanks so much for being here to share with us!  Grab some great ideas while you are here, and be sure to stop by again next week!  I can't wait to see what you have in store for us.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!



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Thursday, January 23, 2014

For the Kids Friday #150

Welcome to the Party!

It's that time again!!  We are wrapping up 3 short weeks of class only to be off for another 2 weeks for the Chinese New Year.  We had a Temple Fair celebration at our school this week, which was so much fun!  We had traditional Chinese dancers, drummers, and lots of fun activities celebrating Chinese culture.  Rather than sharing features this week, I wanted to share some pictures from our event for those of you who are interested to see what we're doing in China for the Spring Festival.

See more Videos & Pictures HERE.


Chinese Calligraphy, Making Jiaozi, Paper Cutting


You can also learn a little about the Chinese Red Envelopes, and instructions on how to make your own, HERE.

And curious to see what it's like here on Chinese New Year's Eve?  This is our view from our 24th floor apartment.

Thanks so much for being here to share with us!  Grab some great ideas while you are here, and be sure to stop by again next week!  I can't wait to see what you have in store for us.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!



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Thursday, January 16, 2014

For the Kids Friday #149

Welcome to the Party!

It's that time again!!  How many of you are working on projects for the Chinese New Year?  It is really fun to see the craft projects that our Chinese teachers are creating with the children.  If I only had the time... I really wish I was able to share more on my blog.  I'm saving up my ideas for when we move back to the US and I have more time to create AND share (which is now, only 6 months away).  I am really looking forward to our move back home!  In the meantime, I do share on Instagram almost every day.  If you are interested in seeing what we are doing and seeing each day here in China, you can find me HERE.

Thanks so much for being here to share with us!  I'm posting some of my favorite posts from last week's party!  Grab some great ideas while you are here, and be sure to stop by again next week!  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

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DIY Harry Potter Wand
at East Coast Mommy


DIY window clings for kids to make
DIY Window Clings
at Kids Activities Blog

at Life with Moore Babies

String Phone
at We Made That

Fine Motor Skills Wheel Toys from Lalymom
at Lalymom

at Imagination Station

Free Valentine Tags
at Moms & Munchkins




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Friday, January 10, 2014

For the Kids Friday #148

Welcome to the Party!

From one set of craziness to the next!!  Christmas behind us, and I'm swamped these next couple of weeks with report cards, finishing up unit projects, getting ready for our Chinese New Year celebrations... and Grandma and Grandpa are going to be here to visit us soon.  And let me not forget my son's big, 9th birthday... and the party I'm trying to pull together in the middle of all of this commotion.  Oh, did I forget to apologize for the fact I'm late posting this week's party???  So sorry!

I'm sharing a couple of my favorite posts from last week's party!  Thanks for being here, and thanks for sharing!!!  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

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at The Connection We Share

Time Capsule For Kids
at Moms and Munchkins

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at ArtClubBlog

rainbow band bracelet tutorial for kids craft
at Kids Activities Blog

Super Hero Cape Shirt Tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings
Super Hero Cape Shirt Tutorial
at Rae Gun Ramblings





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Thursday, January 2, 2014

For the Kids Friday #147

Welcome to the Party!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  Holy cow, we are in 2014 already.  I am always amazed how fast time flies through the holidays with all of our anticipation!  It has been a very busy but amazing holiday for us.  We spent Christmas in Thailand for a wonderful family vacation.

Nothing can beat the gorgeous beaches and seas in the tropics!!  Likely a last visit for us, since we have made our decision to move back to the US this summer.  Living in China has been an incredible experience for us all, but I am really looking forward to being back "home".  So some BIG changes for our family to come this year!  I hope that there are some exciting things on the horizon for all of you as well!!

I'm making up for some lost time with features today, since I haven't had time to share for many weeks now. However, there were SO many great holiday posts that are now too late for this season.  I hope you go through and pin them for next year! Thanks to all of you who stop by to share each week!  I just LOVE seeing what you are up to!  So many fabulous ideas!!  Thanks for being here!

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Christmas Camp Out Kit ($5 printable download)
at Moms & Munchkins

What Will Next Year Bring? New Years Musical Game from Let's Play Music
A Musical New Year's Game
at Let's Play Music

Gingerbread Men Cookie Recipe
(No-Cookie Cutter) Gingerbread Men Recipe
at Stubbornly Crafty


Edible Christmas Cupcake Wrappers
at Hungry Happenings


Pine Cone Winter Fairies
at Life with Moore Babies


Handmade Snow Globes
at Mostly Food and Crafts


Cardboard Roll Light-Up Winter Village
at Life with Moore Babies

Frosty Snowman toilet paper roll doll
Frosty (the "emo" doll)
at Danya Banya




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