Use these teaching resources to celebrate Chinese New Year, a 15-day holiday ending with the Lantern Festival and the Dragon Dance.
- Discover several Chinese inventions and learn about Chinese contributions in the fields of technology, science, textiles, games and toys, and the arts
- 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. The Chinese New Year Celebrations lesson plan 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!