Chinese new year for kids – an interesting story
Here’s a interesting story to about chinese new year for kids.
A long time ago, in China, the Jade Emperor decided that there should be a way to measure time. He told the animals that they were to compete in a race. The first twelve animals across would be rewarded by having a year name after them.
On the day of the race, all the animals lined up beside the river. The rat and the cat, who were good friends, were worried as they were not good at swimming, They asked the ox if he would carry them on his back.
The ox agree and they jumped on his back. When the race started, the rat and the cat were very pleased when the ox took the lead. They were almost at the other side when the rat pushed the cat into the water and jumped onto the bank to finish first.