The Chinese New Year seasonal pages will provide you with great resources for a number of topics related to this most important Chinese holiday. Ideas within this section include resources such as calendars, puppets, food, and more.
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Chinese New Year or 'Spring Festival' traditionally begins on the first day of the year on the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th. The Chinese New Year is the second New Moon after the Winter Solstice. Each year is designated by one of twelve animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare/Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.
Please Note: This holiday is celebrated by several asian countries, including China, as the Lunar New Year, and therefore calling it the Chinese New Year (as is common in many western countries) is somewhat exclusive and may be offensive to some
Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) dates:January 31, 2014: Year of the HorseFebruary 19, 2015: Year of the SheepFebruary 8, 2016: Year of the Monkey
Be sure to check out our extensive January & February lesson plans, bulletin boards and teacher resources.
Animals of the Chinese Zodiac Grades K-2
In this lesson plan, students will learn about the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.
Celebrate Chinese New Year & More Grades Various
The New Year is a great time to motivate students to set new goals, expand their interests and develop an appreciation for others. As such, the Chinese New Year provides an excellent opportunity to create lessons that tie together standards in geography, art, reading, writing and social studies.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year Grades K-3
People Holding Hands® encourage children to celebrate the Chinese New Year with relevant props and reading materials that teach children about the celebration of the Chinese New Year.
Encourages appreciation of Chinese culture through celebration.
Printable worksheets, maps, crafts, and more.
Find your sign!!
Find helpful information about this special holiday.
Chinese Inventions and the Chinese New Year Grade 2
Second graders discover several of many Chinese inventions. They learn about contributions the Chinese have made in fields of technology, science, textiles, games and toys, and the arts. Then students prepare for and celebrate the Chinese New Year, China's biggest celebration.
This is a three week unit.
Chinese New Year Grades 2-3
A lesson plan with great background information. You will need
3-5 class periods and it would be best if you could celebrate this during the actual Chinese New Year celebration time.
Chinese New Year
Traditions, decorations, food, and more.
Chinese New Year @ Kaboose
Find great resources, crafts, predictions, and much more!
Chinese New Year Craft and History Grades PreK-6
The FREE Asian/Chinese New Year activity craft and holiday history lesson teach children
about our celebrations and traditions. Download these two printable pages with illustrations and
instructions for the Chinese Lantern craft activity plus background information for a holiday lesson plan.
Chinese New Year Graphics
Chinese New Year Music Idea Grades 2-4
Students are to learn the song Go A Tin , which means "lantern bright." Lanterns bring good luck for the New Year in the Chinese tradition.
Chinese/Lunar New Year
Here's the on-line access to the Chinese/Lunar New Year's Day so that you can now plan for many celebrations or a study unit around the New Year theme or Zodiac theme.
The Chinese New Year Starts Today Grades Various
Lesson Plans, Web Links, and Text to use for the start of the Chinese New Year.
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Enchanted Learning Resources
Great resources, all updated for 2006!
A DOL activity from Education World that is about Chinese New Year.
Favorite Chinese New Year Sites
Resources that cover all aspects of the Chinese New Year.
Happy Chinese New Year!
A scavenger hunt for students to complete. (It has not been updated for 2006, so you may have to do some modifications.)
Lions, Dragons, and Nian: Animals of the Chinese New Year Grades K-2
In this lesson, the students will learn about the major differences between eastern and western dragons and discover why the eastern dragons are associated with the Chinese New Year. They will hear a story about how the dragons came to rule over the major rivers of China. In the second lesson they will learn about the New Years parade and discover that firecrackers are set off to drive off evil spirits, particularly one called Nian.
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