28th January

Chinese New Year’s Day (2017) – Year of the Rooster

Make these Chinese lanterns,

make fortune cookies, or a fire-breathing dragon

or an eggbox dragon. Find out why the Chinese name their years after animals, and make Playdo animals for each family member using this chart. Try Chinese New Year yoga! This page also has good resources.

This year is the year of the monkey. We love this book by Anthony Browne.


Losar (2017 Tibet New Year, also Nepal and Bhutan). This year is the Female Fire Rooster. Yep, yep. This page has lots of ideas on how to join in with their celebrations.

1958 Lego patented

Obviously you can build anything! So ask your kid what they want to build. But here are some other ideas:


Consider a trip to Legoland!


1912 Jackson Pollock bornthis blog had a LOT of fun with it.


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