This morning before we headed to the Foster Home we made a couple stops. First we went to the Lunar Market. The Lunar Market is based on the Chinese Lunar Calendar. It was very interesting. They were selling veggies, fruit, and meats but Chinese style. The merchants spread a blanket on the dirt ground and display their merchandise. The meat is usually on sitting on a table, uncovered. If you request super fresh meat, they will slaughter something in front of you. Luckily, we didn't see anything of the sort. We weren't allowed to take photos at the Lunar Market.
Next we took a tour of a factory where they make picture frames, magnets, and figurines. It was really interesting. It's unbelievable how much work goes into everything we buy.
At the Foster Home the kids were having "Pre-school." Today they learned about the different vegetables. Next the staff cut bell peppers in half and the kids used the peppers as stamps for painting. It was a creative idea. You can purchase bell peppers in China for about .10, so the project wasn't as wasteful as it sounds.
After painting the kids practiced using chopsticks. I thought it was adorable! First, they practiced with jelly beans. We ran out of jelly beans pretty fast! They also practiced with dry beans, little wooden letters, and colorful beads. They used baby chopsticks and the real chopsticks.