January 5, 2012

Free Chinese New Year Kit! But You Need to Hurry!

For all my friends who want to get a jump start on Chinese New Year preparations, Panda Express is offering a FREE Chinese New Year Kit for up to 35 students. Be aware that you need to order before January 8th! We used this service last year for Josie's preschool and were very pleased.

The FREE kit is geared for second through fourth grades (I adapted some of it for Josie's preschool and plan to use it with her Kindergarten class this year), It includes:
  • Panda Express’ Year of the Dragon DVD
  • Year of the Dragon Fact Sheet
  • Jade Emperor’s Interactive Game & Activity Sheet
  • Chinese New Year Decoration Art Activity
  • Lai See Activity Sheet
  • Bookmarks (with a Free Kids Meal with purchase coupon attached)
See here for details from Panda Express.

I also placed an order with Oriental Trading company for mini red envelopes

that I'm going to fill with Chinese chocolate gold coins.

I also ordered dragon masks that can be colored.

Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing lots of other dragon and CNY crafts.

As you can see, Josie is very proud
of her homemade paper dragon.
Lots of dragon crafts coming soon.

Happy Year of the Dragon!


vivian said...

good morning Kim! I think its so neat that you celebrate the chinese new year and I'm looking forward to all your posts about it. I bet Josie loves taking her kit to school and feels very special talking about it with her class. (and I bet they go home and tell their parents that they want to celebrate it too!!)
I'm gearing up for the christmas take down. was going to wait another week.. but I feel it coming on for this weekend... probably...
Happy thursday!

Sarah said...

we love celebrating Chinese New Year at our house... my kids favorite is making paper lanterns and hanging them all over the house : )

Anna said...

Kim, Thank you so much for this I am a homeschooling mom and this will be so much fun to do with my kids.

I just got Oriental Trading so I will be checking out the magazine to see what else to order. Again thank you for this info.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That looks like fun for kids! Enjoy your day! ♥

My Vintage Mending said...

What fun! Nice to see that these kits are available. I can't wait to see what you come up with. The bags and coins are so lovely and bright. Keep it coming...smiles...Renee

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Im not sure if Ive said this before, but I think its so wonderful that you all keep so much of Josie's culture as a part of her every day life :)

Karin said...

COOL!!!!! I'm going to order some right now! Thank you for the tip! :)

Janet said...

Thanks Kim for the info! I just ordered some kits and am looking forward to celebrating CNY!

Joanna B said...

So fun! I ordered the same red envelopes. The school kit is a great idea! World Market always has big tubs of fortune cookies, too!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I think it is so great that China Panda is doing this. I love the dragon Josie made!

Cheryl G. said...

You are so brilliant at planning parties!
I love the red envelopes and chocolate gold coins!

Lynn said...

Everything looks so great!! Josie looks so happy!! Can't wait for the posts!

Alyson and Ford said...

We placed our order last week and did the same last year. We make goody bags and include a mandarin/tangelo orange from our tree. We will also print out some coloring sheets. Can't wait to see your crafts. Thanks!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Looks like lots of fun! Now I have to google Chinese New Year to get more details of what it's all about!

The Oriental Trading Company always has so much to choose from for cheap too, kids love it, and it makes great party favors. Lovin those New Year envelopes!

GardenofDaisies said...

I love Josie's paper dragon!!! Your little girl always puts a big smile on my face.
I just saw some Chinese New Year things in the Fancy Flours catalog too.

Jodee said...

How fun! I can't wait to see pictures of your party!

Nellie said...

What a wonderful Chinese New Year party someone will have! I still have some of those red envelopes in my "stash" from previous years.