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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


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


Asian-American History Quiz

Lesson Plans

Chinese Percussion Music
Paper Making
Chinese Opera
Chinese Words and Phrases
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 a Fan
Making a Story Cloth
Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
Happy New Year Lion
Chinese New Year Picture
Gung Hay Fat Choy
Ginger Jar
More Chinese New Year Art Activities

Chinese Music Resources

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

Math Activities for Chinese New Year

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

Chinese New Year Literature Resources

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

Language Arts Activities for Chinese New Year

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

Chinese New Year History Resources

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


All About the Chinese New Year
The Chinese Calendar
History of Tea
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
Chinese New Year Printable Book (K-5)
All About Chinese New Year
Favorite Chinese New Year Printables Slideshow, Grades K-8
Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain Discussion Guide
Margaret's Chinese New Year
Sol-Nal, the Korean New Year
More Asian-Pacific-American History – Teacher Resources


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

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water 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.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

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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