Chinese New Year – Videos & Activities
Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, begins February 8, 2016. Watch these videos to learn about the 15-day celebration.
Story of Nian, a Chinese New Year Story
Appropriate Grades: K–4
Captivate students with the story of Nian, a fierce monster in Chinese mythology. Use this video of the children's story to introduce Chinese New Year traditions.
Source: FunwithMandarin on youtube.com
Length: 3 minutes 2 seconds
Learn About Chinese New Year: Rituals, Food, Family
Appropriate Grades: 5–8
Introduce students to the cultural and historical significance of Chinese New Year through this video. They'll learn about rituals, foods, and customary family gatherings of the Chinese holiday.
Source: Watch Mojo on youtube.com
Length: 3 minutes 23 seconds
Our Global Kitchen: Celebrations – Chinese New Year
Appropriate Grades: 9–12
Lunar New Year marks the first day of the traditional Chinese calendar. This video introduces some traditional foods prepared for a Chinese New Year meal and explains what each food represents.
Source: American Museum of Natural History on youtube.com
Length: 2 minutes 59 seconds
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