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The Year of the Rabbit - Celebrate the Chinese New Year



The  Chinese New Year begins on February 3 and 2011 is The Year of the Rabbit. Here are some tales,  crafts, curriculum and more to help you celebrate in style!


A Rabbit Story - Tibet

Brer Rabbit and Tar Baby - USA

The Dance for Water or Rabbit’s Triumph – South Africa

The Foolish Lion and the Clever Rabbit

Rabbit and Fox– Native American

The Rabbit and the Coyote - Mayan

Rabbit Shots the Sun – Native American

The Rabbit Throws Out His Sandal - Mayan

The Smiling Rabbit - Mexico – Two previous posts on my blog about the Chinese New Year in 2008 and 2009. While the stories are not about rabbit you will find information about the celebration that may be useful.  and

Chinese Folklore -Short Stories for Children


Apples4theTeacher - Recommended reading. Children's books for the Chinese New Year.


DLTK Crafts – So many rabbit crafts here you will be hopping for hours!

China themed coloring pages -

Chinese Dragon Puppet – Makes a great bookmark as well.

Chinese New Year Zodiac Wreath -

Enchanted Learning - Crafts and activities for the Chinese New Year.


China Word Search -

Education World - Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit -

Chinese Proverbs -

Chinese New Year Printables and Worksheets


Chinese New Years Games

Computer Games

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Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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