“Kung Hei Fat Choi” – Beavers

Chinese New Year 2014It’s the Lunar New Year and the Chinese Year of the Horse. The horse is part of a 12-year-cycle of animals that make up the Chinese zodiac. These interact with the five elements: wood, metal, fire, water, earth. 2014 is the year of the wood horse, taking over from the year of the water snake.

Beaver Global ChallengeThe Beavers welcomed in the Chinese New Year of the horse this week by making personalised paper lanterns and learning how to say Happy New Year in Chinese. To make the lanterns, we had to decorate an A4 piece of paper, then fold it in half. Then Skull gave us some scissors and we cut slits into the paper from the fold to about 3/4 of the way through. We unfolded the paper and wrapped it the opposite way with the design on the outside and taped it closed and added a handle. Skull bought us some prawn crackers and sweet and sour sauce to try, which we finished in minutes – the leaders didn’t even all get one!!

This allowed us to finish the first part of our global challenge badge.

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