Chinese New Year Celebration & Open House @ Lake Champlain Waldorf School
Ages: 3 - 14+
Celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dog, and enjoy a morning filled with crafts, a dragon parade, and delicious food at this festival specially for kids ages four to ten and their families.
The Chinese New Year is an exciting time for sweeping away bad luck and welcoming in good fortune and our Chinese high school students are excited to share some of their traditions with our community. Kids can learn to write their names in Chinese, make a dragon puppet, learn to play Mahjong, join a dragon parade, and hear a traditional Chinese folktale. Everyone will leave with a paper envelope containing play money–a traditional Chinese token of good fortune.
This celebration is an opportunity to sing, learn, taste, and experience how others live and celebrate. This rich cultural experience helps students build a deep respect, understanding, and care for others. It also fosters the capacity for empathy, an essential tenet of a Waldorf education. Experiential education has a lasting impact on students and is a hallmark of Waldorf education, which prizes deep, meaningful learning.