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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Lesson Plans,  Chinese New Year Printouts, Chinese New Year Crafts


Chinese New Year Lesson Plans and Thematic Units

icon Animals of the Chinese Zodiac  
Learn about the 12 animals of the Chinese New Year and Chinese Zodiac

icon Chinese New Year Background and Lesson Plan 
Learn the background of the Chinese New Year.  Students will also learn how different groups celebrate unique holidays, tradition, learn 3 activities tradional to this holiday and identify the year from the Chinese zodiac in which they were born.

icon Celebrate Chinese New Year 
Children will celebrate the Chinese New Year with props and reading materials that teach about the holiday.  Contains directions for crafts and a Readers Theatre type story.

icon Chinese New Year Lantern
Download these two printable pages with illustrations and instructions for the Chinese Lantern craft activity plus background information for a holiday lesson

icon Resources for a Unit Study on China 

Here you can find some resources to introduce your students to China.  These resources are from abcteach.com.  Although they do require you to pay a membership fee to access most of their resources, they do have some free ones.


icon The Chinese New Year Starts Toda
Introduce students to the Chinese New Year by having them explore the Chinese zodiac.
Students find their birth year animal and explain how the animal does or does not represent them.  Activities can be adapted for all grade levels.

icon Chinese Proverbs 
Learn about Chinese Proverbs and others in your study of China or Chinese New Year.


Chinese New Year Interactive Whiteboard Resources

icon Countdown to the New Year
From PBS, this site has interactive puzzles to help students learn about the Chinese New Year.

icon Which Animal Are You 
From National Geographic, students can explore all of the animals of the Chinese zodiac in a study of Chinese New Year.

icon Chinese Astrology: Animals of the Chinese Zodiac 

A slideshow depicting the animals of the Chinese zodiac.  Also provides detailed information of character traits of each animal.

icon Sagwa Tangrams: Ancient Chinese Puzzles
From PBSKids.org.  Easy or hard tangram puzzles you solve on the computer.

icon Chinese Zodiac Concentration
Memory game with animals from the Chinese zodiac.  A surprise is revealed with each correct match.

icon Ancient China Powerpoint Presentations
Several powerpoint presentations about China and its history.
 
Chinese New Year Internet Resources

icon Chinese New Year
Find information about Chinese New Year, the Chinese zodiac and how the dates are set.

icon What is Chinese New Year
Get the facts and background knowledge about Chinese New Year along with ideas on how to celebrate it with your students.

icon Chinese New Year Resources from ActivityVillage
This site has everything you need for a Chinese New Year celebration with your students. 

Chinese New Year Printouts

icon Chinese New Year Zodiac Graph
Students survey staff at school and use included chart to complete bar graph.  They answer questions about the graph.

icon Chinese New Year Coloring Pages
Find coloring pages for all of the animals of the Chinese zodiac.  Also has a map and flag of China to color. 

icon Chinese New Year Coloring Pages from ActivityVillage
Great resource for Chinese New Year coloring pages.

icon The Story of the Chinese New Year
Printout a story of Chinese New Year to share with your students.

icon Chinese Zodiac Chart
A chart of the Chinese zodiac you can print and find what zodiac animal you belong in.

icon Chinese Zodiac Poster
A poster of the Chinese zodiac you can print out to display in your classroom.

icon Chinese Zodiac Posters
A different poster for each animal on the Chinese zodiac.  Each poster has characteristic of each zodiac animal.

icon Chinese Zodiac Bookmarks
Bookmarks you can print that show the zodiac animals and their characteristics.

icon Chinese New Year Puzzles
Find word searches, crossword puzzles, and mazes.

Chinese New Year Crafts and Recipes

icon Chinese New Year Lantern
Download these two printable pages with illustrations and instructions for the Chinese Lantern craft activity plus background information for a holiday lesson.

icon How to Make A Chinese New Year Lantern
Step by step instructions and illustrations for making a lantern to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

icon Year of the Tiger Mobile
Print out a Year of the Tiger mobile to make with your students.

icon Chinese New Year Crafts from Kaboose
Find crafts for various animals of the Chinese zodiac, door hangers, fortune cookies, etc..

icon Fortune Cookie Craft
Make a Chinese fortune cookie with paper, felt, and glue.

icon Chinese Fan Craft
Three different Chinese fan templates to make with your students.

icon Home-made Fortune Cookies
An easy recipe to make fortune cookies with your students.

icon Chinese New Year Crafts from Amazon.com (paid products)

Chinese New Year Clip Art

icon Chinese New Year Clip Art Awesome Clipart for Teachers

icon Chinese New Year Clip Art from Phillip Martin