That’s what Daryl told me when he read this…
On Chinese New Year Eve, parents encourage children to stay awake as long as possible, because legend says that the longer children stay awake the longer their parents will live.
From this neat little site that has lots of stuff to do today to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
I followed a link there to a page where you can play children’s games with a Chinese theme and it was easy fun. I tried my hand at the “Moon Cakes” game where you have to put the moon cakes in order from most to least egg yolks as quickly as possible. It’s good for teaching pattern recognition as counting and the concepts of greater and less for little ones, plus it’s just fun to try to answer as quickly as possible for bigger kids. I’ll let the kids try their hands later and see if the other games are fun too.