[Surfnetkids: 09 Jan 2008] Chinese New Year

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1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Shop Science Kit Today!
3. Weekly Topic: Chinese New Year
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management


#1. January 9, 2008

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Barbara,

I am in bed with a terrible bout of bronchitis. The doctor gave me an antibiotic he called “a weapon of mass destruction.” So far, I’m afraid the only
thing being destroyed is my energy.

But before I go, here are some resources for Martin Luther King Day on January 21.

Martin Luther King (at Surfnetkids.com)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/king.htm

Martin Luther King Coloring Pages
http://www.surfnetkids.com/coloring/holiday/martin_luther_king_day/

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/king-sw.htm

Martin Luther King, Jr. Crossword Puzzle
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/king-cw.htm

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
http://www.surfnetkids.com

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#3. Chinese New Year

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/chinese_new_year.htm

Chinese New Year Printable (** for premium members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/chinese_new_year.pdf

The Chinese Year of the Rat begins on February 7, 2008. Chinese New Year is a fifteen day holiday celebrated with lots of food, family reunions and visits with friends. “Gung Hay Fat Choy” means “congratulations” in Chinese, and is a traditional greeting of best wishes for a prosperous and good new year.

Chinese Culture Center: Celebration of the Chinese New Year
http://www.c-c-c.org/chineseculture/festival/newyear/newyear.html
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From the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, this informative Chinese New Year page describes dozens of new year’s customs, including Lai-See (red envelopes of money given to children), everybody’s birthday (the day when everyone turns one year older), and the Lantern Festival (the end of the New Year celebration.) “On New Year’s day, everyone had on new clothes, and would put on his best behavior. It was considered improper to tell a lie, raise one’s voice, use indecent language, or break anything on the first day of the year.”

China Page: Chinese New Year
http://www.chinapage.com/newyear.html
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Visit to learn more about the Chinese calendar, whose history dates back to the second millennium BCE. According to the twelve-animal Chinese zodiac, 2008 is the Year of the Rat. “This system is extremely practical. A child does not have to learn a new answer to the question, ‘How old are you?’ in each new year. Old people often lose track of their age, because they are rarely asked about their present age. Every one just have to remember that he or she was born in the “Year of the Dog” or whatever.”

Kaboose: Chinese New Year Crafts
http://crafts.kaboose.com/holidays/chinese-new-years/chinese-new-year-crafts.html
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For Chinese New Year crafts, this Kaboose page is top notch. Each craft includes a photograph and detailed instructions. The interstitial ads which pop up between pages are a bit annoying, but the quality of the rest of the site is worth this small irritation. Crafts which caught my eye include Chinese New Year Dragon made from an egg carton, and the easy Paper Lanterns. Some of the crafts are offsite, which can be a bit confusing if you are not expecting to land somewhere else.

… Click to continue Chinese New Year.

#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us

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#5. Related Games

Chinese New Year Coloring Pages
http://www.surfnetkids.com/coloring/holiday/chinese_new_year/

Chinese New Year Jigsaw
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/china-js.htm

(Learn how to make kids games just like these with my How to Add Games to Your Site step-by-step manual.)

#6.Quote of the Week

“Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.” ~~ Albert Camus (1913-1960) French author, philosopher and Nobel Laurate

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