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Make Your Own Paper Lantern

A BAREFOOT ACTIVITY FOR AGES 4+



Chinese lanterns are made from paper and bamboo and formed into shapes such as rabbits, butterflies or lobsters. You can create your own lantern by following these instructions.




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Lin Yi's Lantern

Meet Lin Yi — a little boy with a big heart and a talent for bargaining. He wants to buy himself a red rabbit lantern at the market for the moon festival tonight; but first, he must buy the things his mother needs. Will he be able to save enough money on his mother’s needs to buy the lantern? This heartwarming story shows the practical use of math in everyday life and the rewards of putting others first. Features educational notes at the end about the Chinese moon festival, life in rural China and the legend of the moon fairy.

Written by Brenda Williams

Illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe




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