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A Fan of Chinese New Year

A Fan of Chinese New Year

Pin It Most school kids know how to make folding fans out of a piece of paper. This Chinese New Year, I wanted to make the type of round folding fans that open in a circle for our craft. They are almost as simple and even more fun. Pin It Materials: One sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper markers scissors paste two craft sticks tape Pin It Directions: 1. Cut the paper in half, length-wise, so you now have two pieces of 11″ paper. Glue the paper … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 9-11 (Elementary), 9-11 (Elementary), Featured, History and Culture

Make an Almanac with Ben Franklin and Then Visit Philly

Make an Almanac with Ben Franklin and Then Visit Philly

Philadelphia is like a living history book. We are hoping to take a road trip to Philly, soon, and one of our must-see destinations is the Benjamin Franklin Museum. In the meantime, we are exploring Benjamin Franklin at home. Pin It In honor of Ben Franklin’s birthday (January 17), we made our own kid versions of Poor Richard’s Almanac. I began by telling my children a little bit about Franklin’s life but they already seemed to know … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 9-11 (Elementary), 9-11 (Elementary), Featured, History and Culture