Catch the dragon's tail.
Everyone lines up, either hands on shoulders of one in front, or can hold hands, and one end is the dragon's head, the other end is the dragon's tail. The head has to try and catch the tail, the tail and the body (every one in between) has to try and stop the head catching the tail. Once the head has caught the tail, the head becomes the tail and everyone moves up one place in the line.
Water sprite I think originated in China - Split the girls in half and get them to sit at opposite ends of the room. One person is The Water Sprite and stands in the middle with their eyes closed, the leader points to one person at one end and they in turn point to someone at the opposite end. On your count the sprite opens her eyes and the two girls chosen have to swap places without being tagged. If the sprite catches someone they swap places, if not they close their eyes and start again.
There is also a game called lame chicken that is to do with jumping over sticks but I can never seem to get it right, I am sure someone will be along shortly with an explanation.
We celebrated last night as they also want to do pancakes and both these celebrations fall in our half term. We made paper chain snakes, tasted stir fry and found out what year we were born in. The girls then had a fortune cookie to take home
I've got a tesco express nearby I'll have to check. But I know there's a small oriental food shop near my local market that probably have them, so if tesco doesn't have them I'll look there. Thank you for letting me know!
just remembered we did chinese tangrams one year for chinese new year
chinese football I think is a kick type game? bit like a shuttlecock, but using the feet to keep it in the air???? I'm sure I remember something called "chinese kick ball" mentioned from when the olympics was in bijing, seem to recall it from a challenge (home I'm recalling it correctly)???? and it could be reproduced out of tights stuffed with newspaper into a ball with feathers attached with elastic bands which was flicked from foot to foot to keep it up in the air? (probably just a way to practise ball control skills????)