Chinese New Year 

How to Play: Forcing the City Gates

Celebrate Chinese New Year with this Red Rover-like game. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: All you need is enough children to form two teams of at least four people each.
How to play: In this Chinese New Year variation of Red...
This is the Chinese New Year variation of Red Rover.

How to Play: Knocking the Stick

Knock the stick over the line to win. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Two sticks and chalk for drawing lines.
How to play: Draw two lines with chalk on the ground 8 feet apart. On one of the lines, place one of the sticks. The...
Throwing sticks? What is there not to like about that?

February Children's Books: A Tale for Every Holiday

For such a short month, February is certainly packed with holidays. And we've got great new picture books to commemorate each of them.
Amazon Groundhog Day "Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox" by Susan Blackaby, illustrated...
For such a short month, February is certainly packed with holidays. And we've got great new picture books to commemorate each of them.

How to Play: Select Fruit

Each player gets a fruity name. Credit: A Gude, Flickr
What you need: A blindfold. How to play: Divide players into two teams and have them sit down facing each other 20 feet apart. Each child is given a fruit name, such as apple, pear, plum,...

Baby Gets Snippy Over Chinese New Year's Haircut

The first cut is the deepest. Credit: WENN.com
Things got hairy (pun intended) when this 4-month-old boy got buzzed on the second day of the second month of the Chinese Lunar calendar. A haircut on this day in the Chinese New Year is believed...

Chinese New Year - Activities for You and Your Child

Chinese New Year, otherwise known as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year kicks off tonight, a New Year's Eve of sorts that the Chinese call Chuxi, or "Year-Pass Eve." This important traditional Chinese holiday, which officially starts tomorrow, will...

Chinese New Year, Alyson Hannigan, and a Smoking Toddler - Links we Love

Monday is the first day of the Chinese New Year (this year is the Year of the Ox). Get your kids in the spirit with these cute DIY lanterns. -- AlphaMom How is Alyson Hannigan staying fit during her first pregnancy? By doing Pilates, of course. --...

Crafts for the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year has always intrigued me- the traditional food, the superstitions, and of course, the beautiful decorations. As we approach the Chinese New Year (2008 is the Year of the Rat), why not delve into some lovely homemade projects to...

Are parades an outdated relic?

I spent as much time growing up on the corner of Third and Market in downtown San Francisco as I did anywhere else; my parents' office was our second home. My siblings and I worked hard (after all, the only reason to have kids is for the free labor,...

Gift for Chinese Lunar New Year: Good Wishes Baby Quilt by RedEnvelope

Apparently, the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year is January 29th -- it's the Year of the Dog, or bingxu, and year 4703 by the Chinese calendar. Ever on the ball, RedEnvelope is featuring a wonderful gift to give to a special baby...

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