The first month is the “yuan”, and the night is the “xiao”, and the first full moon night of the year gets its name. The Lantern Festival is the first important festival after the Spring Festival of the Lunar New Year, which entrusts our desire for reunion and happiness.
The custom of enjoying the lanterns began when the ancient people used torches to drive away insects and beasts in the countryside, and gradually evolved into the Lantern Riddles as we know today.
Today, the kids in Princeton International Ocean Kindergarten ushered in the first festival-themed event of this semester, the Lantern Festival.
The lanterns made by the children parents are various and unique. It is not only an important decoration for Lantern Festival Lantern Riddles, but also a collision of aesthetic design, and a fusion of parent-child thinking.
Are you eager to try? The riddles on the lanterns were not enough after guessing. The children began to think about creating riddles to their peers. The words may not be meaningful, but, that’s the child.
After a round of physical and mental competition, it’s time for a quiet and elegant activity. Under the guidance of the teacher, by using the kneading and pressing skills, the soft glutinous rice ball skin is prepared. After putting in the fillings, a set of lightly round and white glutinous rice balls is completed.
After the meal, there is also teacher Jake’s interesting handicrafts waiting for everyone. Nowadays, there is a little firecrackers, but as a common memory of Chinese people, it can be passed on from generation to generation in the mind.
During the Lantern Festival theme week, through different forms of activities such as manual practice, singing and dancing, investigation and games, children can not only have a basic understanding of the traditional culture and folk customs of the Lantern Festival, but also gain further through their own participation and performance, and from which to experience the festive atmosphere, and gain experience in many aspects.