Preparing for Newrooz? ( a madar)
It is that exciting (and exhausting:) time of the year that we prepare for
norooz. Some of us have had conversations about how to help our
children's community (school, friends,...) learn about our most important
cultural celebration. I know that Americans like Iranians love
celebrations and appreciate cultural sharings. but what are the easy ways
to share it with them?
Ther is a page that you can print off the web and
copy for your children's teachers and classmates' parents at
and I made sure that the print out is only one page. I appreciate your
comments on the context, grammar, etc.
The following are suggestions for activities that I have gathered from
some of you in this alias, and hope to receive more suggesions and
comments about how you help your child learn more about norooz, and share
it with his/her friends:
1) growing lentil sprouts: it is a very fun science projects that teachers
usually appreciate, and children like to have their own little Sabzeh
grow. you provide the lentil.
1) giving each classmate a card with his/her name written in both English
2) egg painting at school where you provide hard boiled eggs: very fun for
3) have a sketch of Haft-Seen and copy it for young children to paint. It
would be fun, but we still need a sketch of haft-seen, please!
4)take a little haft-seen to the classroom and talk about it.
5) share Iranian pastries
6)...??? (brainstorms needed badly!)
and one parents has asked me about the story of Amu-Norooz that comes
every year and that old woman who sweeps her house and cleans up and
makes the tea and waits for Amu-Norooz. but she has worked so hard
cleaning her house that she falls asleep when Amu-Norooz comes and does
not wake up when he kisses her and leaves, and this repeats every year.
Does anybody know the details of the story, Please?
- (a madar)
- (a madar)
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