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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

Printables

Tangram Art
Making an Erhu
Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
Chinese Numbers and Days of the Week
Making a Koto
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz Answer Key
More Popular Chinese New Year Printables

Quizzes

Asian-American History Quiz

Lesson Plans

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

Chinese New Year Recipes

Mooncakes
Eating with Chopsticks
Almond Cookie Recipe

Art Activities for Chinese New Year

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

Chinese Music Resources

Chinese Music
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

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
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Quiz
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
Asian-American Heritage Through Literature
More Chinese New Year Literature Resources

Language Arts Activities for Chinese New Year

Chinese Words & Phrases
Chinese Inventions Word Search
Chinese New Year Fill-in-the-Blank
Chinese New Year Mix & Match
Chinese New Year -- Fill in the Blank (Answer Key)
Chinese New Year Word Scramble
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
More Popular Chinese New Year Language Arts Activities

Chinese New Year History Resources

History of Chopsticks
Has the Past Been Just?
North and South American New Year Celebrations
Chinatowns and Other Asian-American Enclaves
History of Tea
Asian New Year Celebrations
Asian-American History
More Popular Chinese New Year History Resources

References

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

Asian-American History Resources

Chinese New Year Printable Book (K-5)
Chinese New Year Printables Slideshow
All About Chinese New Year
The Art of Feng Shui
Margaret's Chinese New Year
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Literature Guide
Sun Nin, the Chinese New Year
More Asian-Pacific-American History – Teacher Resources

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