I realize it’s already February, but あけましておめでとうございます (Happy New Year)！Thank you so much for following my blog. 2014 is the year of the horse. (Read more about the Japanese zodiac animals on this post).
Many thanks to Polish illustrator Agata Plank for creating the beautiful illustration above for Hiragana Mama. See more of her work at: http://agataplank.blogspot.co.uk/
If you were born in the year of the horse, here are some of your character traits (according to Japanese.about.com):
Born 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930, 1918, 1906. People born in the year of the Horse are skillful in paying compliments and talk too much. They are skillful with money and handle finances well. They are quick thinkers, wise and talented. Horse people anger easily and are very impatient.
Here are some activities you can do with your children to celebrate the year of the horse.
2) Horse coloring page here.
3) Lean how to draw a horse here.
4) Horse (and other animals) matching game here.
5) A hundred other horse-related crafts on Pinterest, here.
Did you do anything with your children to celebrate the new year?