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!!!

  • Subjects:
    Asian and Asian American, Chinese New Year, New Year's Day, Teacher Tips and Strategies