Chinese New Year Activities

We are linking up with Doodle Bugs this Friday to bring you a recap of the week in FIVE FOR FRIDAY!!!  Even though Chinese New Year isn't for another week, I wanted to let you know that I recently updated our Chinese New Year unit and it now includes so much more!  You can find it in my TPT store by clicking here.

Looking for something to help you celebrate China's biggest traditional holiday in your classroom? Check out some ideas from  our Chinese New Year unit below!

Different cultures have historical traditions of celebrating the New Year.  Since Chinese New Year begins this Friday, I wanted to share with you another way to incorporate social studies into your classroom.

To help us get our facts organized, we put together our Chinese New Year foldable (it's also included in my Chinese New Year Packet).

 We are kinesthetic, so we love making foldables.  They are great for visual learners too!

One of our favorite read alouds include "Celebrating Chinese New Year" a non-fiction text that followed a family in San Francisco, as they prepare for and celebrate the Chinese New Year. 

Then we used our venn diagram to compare and contrast Chinese New Year to the January 1st New Year celebration (sorry I don't have a picture of this).

  Looking for a Chinese New Year craft?  We  thought it would be fun to make dragon puppets!  

There are lots of fun traditions  displayed to symbolize luck.  Children receive money in special red envelopes.  

I purchased the Chinese Good Luck Candy, Red Envelopes, and Good Luck Coins all on Amazon.

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