- Discover several Chinese inventions
- Learn about magnets and make a compass
- Listen to story of silk and unravel silk cocoons
- Prepare for and celebrate Chinese New Year
We end this unit with our celebration of Chinese New Year. Lesson Three provides several ideas for ways to celebrate. Some of my favorites include making door decorations, red envelopes with New Year’s wishes, and a dragon head for the dragon dance. I also cook fried rice with the students and they learn how to use chopsticks.
Students build their own compasses to learn about Chinese inventions in this lesson plan.
Teach students about the steps involved in silk-making by asking them to arrange picture cards sequentially and by examining silk cocoons.
Create puppets, make traditional food, perform dragon dances, and celebrate with other fun activities perfect for Chinese New Year festivities!