Friday, March 22, 2013
Chinese New Year Snakes
Students learned all about the Chinese New Year and zodiac calendar through a power point presentation. They learned about the legend of the 12 animals who visited Buddha when he was dying. Buddha then named a year after each of these animals. This year it is the year of the snake. Students traced a snake stencil onto heavy poster board and cut it out. They learned how to tie two pieces of string together into a knot before we started the yarn wrapping. I hot glued the first string they started wrapping with, but they were responsible for tying together the string when they wanted to switch colors. When they were all done, I hot glued the end of the string and added eyes and the tongue they cut from felt.