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Cubs' Crafty Chinese New Year Celebrations

posted 1 Feb 2011, 14:02 by Jack Fletcher   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 15:09 by Stephen Harrison ]
On Tuesday, cubs from Oxclose celebrated chinese new year early by making lanterns and also setting a few off themselves.

The night started with suspense as Gemma was just about to announce who would take on the new roles of sixers and seconders. One by one they were all read out, congratulations to everyone who was chosen!

Then, the night took a crafty turn. Time to make some lanterns because it's chinese new year on sunday. There were lots and lots of unique designs, from pink, to blue and from stripy to dotted. Everyone was challenged to come up with their own idea.

Once cubs had gotten over the colourful lanterns it was time for a little storytime with Craig. Anyone see a pirate?! Cubs relived the pirate camp and heard some spooky stories from craig and even started singing a rather oriental version of 'A captain said to me'.

Cubs then went outside to stand in awe at the mesmerising chinese lanterns which, eventually (and rather reluctantly), floated off into the night sky, a peaceful end to a craft packed night!

Cubs @ Oxclose continue their 'Go Create' Programme next week, , with a Valentine's widegame in Herrington Country Park. The Name's Valentine... St. Valentine...