Learn How To Properly Use Chopsticks
While dinner is cooking, practice your chopsticks skills. Here’s a quick tutorial: Tuck chopstick under thumb and hold tightly. Add second chopstick, holding it like you would a pencil. Continue to hold first chopstick in original position. Only move second chopstick in up and down motion. Pinch the food you would like to pick up. If you need a more visual tutorial, do a search on YouTube. You’ll want to have chopsticks for each family member and practice picking up small items (popcorn, marshmallows) to get ready for dinner.
Learn How to Count to Ten in Chinese
Again, the internet is your friend. I’ve always found it easier to pick up foreign words when I hear them spoken in their native language. This is guaranteed to be a good time.
Make Your Own Paper Lanterns
Either before of after dinner, indulge in a little craft time! Download a free template to make your own paper lantern and use them to decorate the children’s room with as a memento of your special night. Or make them before dinner and use to decorate the table.