Celebrate Chinese New Year
Research and appreciate the most widely celebrated holiday on earth with these purposeful activities from across the curriculum.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Chinese New Year Lesson Plans
From lantern festivals to landscape scroll paintings, these colorful activity ideas and resources from Instructor magazine will help you celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Create puppets, make traditional food, perform dragon dances, and celebrate with other fun activities perfect for Chinese New Year festivities!
Students learn about China through literature before comparing and contrasting their lifestyle to that of a Chinese child.
Compare the popular fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood to a similar Chinese tale, Lon Po Po, and explore the similarities and differences between the two cultures.
Students build their own compasses to learn about Chinese inventions in this lesson plan.
Through this WebQuest, students are able to research about the people, celebrations, history, and geography of China.
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose travel across the country to experience the Chinese New Year celebration in San Francisco. But when night falls and the fireworks crackle, Miss Chinatown and her crown go missing! The celebration is ruined, and the prime suspect is a friend! Now Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose must clear their friend's name by finding the real culprit.
Whether your child is a happy little horsey, a snuggly little lamb, or a brave little tiger, MY LUCKY LITTLE DRAGON will have every parent saying, "Baby, I'm so lucky to have you!"
Find all of the books you need to celebrate the Chinese New Year with this Book Wizard book list.
Explore the cultural, geographical, and historical aspects of China through literature and online resources.