Inspirational Words

Like many others, when I watched Amanda Gorman deliver her work The Hill We Climb, I was moved. I found the core of her message so important, incredible, and impactful. After learning more about her, I continued to be inspired and impressed. It made me reflect...

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Happy Valentine’s Day

I'm skeptical this is the "official" translation, but I made this to be a cute, fun, and silly activity. I loved swapping valentines in school. It was always fun seeing what designs kids chose. And, of course I loved receiving those folded cards that had...

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Rice Cake Dumpling Soup

Like any holiday, Seollal comes with its own customs and traditions. Of course that includes delicious food. 떡굴 (tteog-guk) or Rice cake soup is one of the main dishes served for the New Year. I love the broth, I love the rice cakes, I love...

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New Year’s Bow

As an adoptee, I really love learning about all the different customs and traditions in Korean culture. 세배 (se-bae) is the special bowing at New Year to show respect and wish older family members a happy new year. Customarily, the phrase 새해 복 많이 받으세요...

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Draw Your Own Ox

The last week I had a rush of creativity (hooray!) Any other creatives out there will know, this is a rare but wonderful feeling and must be capitalized on. I really wanted to have a lot of printables for you to integrate with any Seollal...

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Dumpling Mart | Pretend Play with Korean Food

Some of you already know I grew up as the only asian person within a 200 mile radius. At least, that's what it felt like. And, honestly, it was probably true. Life pre-internet made inclusion and representation feel so unimaginable. It was virtually non-existent. All...

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Blue Gingko | Korean Tracing Board

The always-inspiring Chalk Academy posted something similar to this a while ago. And, I always hoped we would be able to incorporate it into our learning experience. When I felt like we were at the right age, I really wanted to find a small-business to...

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oioiooi | Design, Play, and Kids

As some of you know, one of my favorite past times is lying in bed exhausted and awake, unable to fall asleep. Instead of trying something soothing like a calming meditation or lavender oil, I usually give in to the insomnia and grab my phone....

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설날 Seollal Coloring Pages

This year, Lunar New Year falls on February 12, 2021. And, it begins the Year of the Ox. To help celebrate, have fun with this two-sided coloring page. It highlights different traditions Koreans celebrate during Seollal. You can read a little bit about them below...

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