Chinese New Year
Links verified 1/30/2017
For Chinese language resources, also visit Internet 4 Classrooms' Chinese Language Resources.
- China is one of our oldest cultures. Visit History for Kids to learn more. This site is organized by subject and is appropriate for self study for Grades 4 and up. It also includes a helpful Teachers Guide.
- Chinese New Year - Kung Hei Fat Choy [from Activity Village]
- Chinese New Year - Learn how to celebrate this holiday with customs, food, and decorations.
- Chinese New Year - The Spring Festival as it's been called since the 20th century, remains the most important social and economic holiday in China. article from The History Channel
- Chinese New Year - all about Chinese New Year from Topmarks
- Chinese New Year Calendar - from 1930 to 2030
- Chinese New Year: Festival and Parade - a site posted by Southwest Airlines
- Chinese New Year Games - fun games from Primary Games
- Crafts and Activities - from Enchanted Learning
- Try this great lesson plan for Chinese brush painting and calligraphy. Practice using the brush with tempera paint, as students draw and write Chinese words they find in their online research.
- Visit this information site for Chinese New Year. Find printables, quizzes, lesson plans, recipes, music and art activities.
- Lesson Plan - [grades 2-3] Chinese New Year lesson plan from Teacher Link
- Paper lanterns are a great way to decorate a classroom for Chinese New Year. Children can decorate their lanterns with stickers, stamps and personalize them. Another common decoration during Chinese New Year is a string of red firecrackers. Some believe that throwing firecrackers scares away evil spirits. Make a string of your own to display!
- Chinese New Year Pintables
- Multicultural Art Projects
- Make your own fortune cookies. Then find some good quotes to insert and share with the class.
- At Chinese New Year it is traditional for parents and elders to give gifts of "lucky money" to children and unmarried adults. The money, which can vary from a small, new coin to a substantial sum, is always presented in a red envelope. It's easy to make a red envelope. Here are the instructions.
- Explore Chinese Writing - Children can learn Chinese symbols and letter characters.