Gung Hey Fat Choy: Chinese New Year
Try these ideas with your students, or use start your own classroom traditions!
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5
We invited a guest speaker, a parent of a student, to come in and talk about the Chinese New Year. The students got to eat fried rice with chopsticks and learn the Lion Dance.
A terrific story to read about the Chinese New Year is Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan's Chinese New Year by Kate Waters and Madeline Slovenz-Low. The book provides rich vibrant real photographs about the Chinese New Year.
We also made dragon puppets and danced the Lion Dance with our puppets!!!