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Chinese dragon for Chinese New Year

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

Printables

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

Quizzes

Asian-American History Quiz

Lesson Plans

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

Chinese New Year Recipes

Eating with Chopsticks
Almond Cookie Recipe

Art Activities for Chinese New Year

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

Chinese Music Resources

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

Math Activities for Chinese New Year

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

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

Language Arts Activities for Chinese New Year

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

Chinese New Year History Resources

Chinese Symbols
Asian New Year Celebrations
History of Chopsticks
Asian-American Heritage Through Literature
History of Tea
Chinatowns and Other Asian-American Enclaves
North and South American New Year Celebrations
More Popular Chinese New Year History Resources

References

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

Asian-American History Resources

Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain Discussion Guide
Chinese New Year Printable Book (K-5)
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Literature Guide
The Dragon's Child Reading Guide
Quiz: Chinese New Year Facts
Chinese Zodiac Animal Years
Margaret's Chinese New Year
More Asian-Pacific-American History – Teacher Resources

Highlights

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Tell a Story Day (4/27) and International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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