Food Projects for The Cricket in Times Square
The Chinese Dinner
After Chester eats the two-dollar bill, Mario decides he must go to Chinatown and find out what is wrong with Chester. While visiting Sai Fong's shop, Mario is invited for dinner. Mario tries all sorts of wonderful foods that are desribed in the novel. After reading about Mario's dinner, we have a Chinese dinner of our own. The science lab is decorated with Chinese lanterns and fans. We order take out from a local Chinese restaurant and enjoyed 'trying' to eat with chopsticks.
Students love the activity. It not only makes the events in the novel come alive, but provides a unique dining experience.
This is also a great hook activity for a study of China or Chinese customs.