Food plays an integral role in our lives. The food we eat is intertwined with culture. By exploring food children can learn a lot about a particular culture. Today we celebrated the Lunar New Year by eating some of the traditional foods as well as reading the story Ten Little Dumplings followed by an invitation with play-dough.
The story written by By Larissa Fan and Illustrated by Cindy Wume is based on a true special family of ten sons with one daughter. Their parents call the boys their ten little dumplings since they are both are auspicious. Dumplings represent wealth, and it’s been said the more you eat the more money you make.
To extended the literacy experience you can set an invitation with play-dough and tools to create dumplings. Another way is to experiencing eating dumplings or any of the traditional foods. To celebrate the Lunar New Year we did both!
Happy Lunar New Year!