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Chinese New Year Teacher Resources

Chinese New Year spans fifteen days. Make the most of this extended holiday with the printables, lessons, quizzes, and references below for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Use the many language arts and literature resources to learn about the history of Lunar New Year celebrations. Familiarize your class with the Chinese calendar, try traditional recipes, and make dragon puppets for class decorations.

Educational Videos

Chinese New Year – Videos & Activities


Chinese Calligraphy
Tangram Art
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
Making an Erhu
Has the Past Been Just?
Chinese Inventions Word Search
Making a Koto
More Popular Chinese New Year Printables


Asian-American History Quiz

Lesson Plans

Paper Making
Chinese Percussion Music
Chinese Words and Phrases
Chinese Opera
Origins of Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month
Chinese Yuan

Chinese New Year Recipes

Almond Cookie Recipe
Eating with Chopsticks

Art Activities for Chinese New Year

Making a Story Cloth
Making a Fan
Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
Chinese New Year Picture
Gung Hay Fat Choy
Ginger Jar
Happy New Year Lion
More Chinese New Year Art Activities

Chinese Music Resources

Chinese Music
Chinese Percussion Ensembles
Han Chinese Music Scales
Music for Fuhng Yang Wha Gu (Flower Drum Song)
More Chinese Music Resources

Math Activities for Chinese New Year

Solve It in Yuan
Chinese New Year Word Problems Quiz
Chinese Numbers and Days of the Week

Chinese New Year Literature Resources

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
A Step from Heaven
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
Asian-American Heritage Through Literature
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Test A, B, and C Answer Keys
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
More Chinese New Year Literature Resources

Language Arts Activities for Chinese New Year

Chinese Words & Phrases
Lon Po Po Crossword Puzzle
Chinese New Year -- Fill in the Blank (Answer Key)
Chinese New Year Word Scramble
Chinese New Year Mix & Match
Chinese New Year Fill-in-the-Blank
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
More Popular Chinese New Year Language Arts Activities

Chinese New Year History Resources

Asian New Year Celebrations
Chinatowns and Other Asian-American Enclaves
History of Chopsticks
History of Tea
North and South American New Year Celebrations
The Art of Feng Shui
Asian-American History
More Popular Chinese New Year History Resources


The Chinese Calendar
All About the Chinese New Year
World War II Japanese Relocation Centers
More Chinese New Year References

Asian-American History Resources

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Literature Guide
Quiz: Chinese New Year Facts
Margaret's Chinese New Year
All About Chinese New Year
Sol-Nal, the Korean New Year
Sun Nin, the Chinese New Year
Famous Chinese Word Search
More Asian-Pacific-American History – Teacher Resources

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