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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


Tangram Art
Chinese Calligraphy
Making an Erhu
Chinese Inventions Word Search
Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
Chinese Words & Phrases
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 Yuan
Chinese Opera
Origins of Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month

Chinese New Year Recipes

Almond Cookie Recipe
Eating with Chopsticks

Art Activities for Chinese New Year

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

Chinese Music Resources

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

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
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
More Chinese New Year Literature Resources

Language Arts Activities for Chinese New Year

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
Chinese Food
Shen of the Sea
Sharing the Asian American Heritage Experience
More Popular Chinese New Year Language Arts Activities

Chinese New Year History Resources

Asian New Year Celebrations
World War II Japanese Relocation Centers
Chinese Symbols
North and South American New Year Celebrations
Has the Past Been Just?
Chinatowns and Other Asian-American Enclaves
Asian-American History
More Popular Chinese New Year History Resources


All About the Chinese New Year
The Chinese Calendar
History of Tea
History of Chopsticks
More Chinese New Year References

Asian-American History Resources

All About Chinese New Year
Margaret's Chinese New Year
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Literature Guide
The Art of Feng Shui
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson -- Projects
Sun Nin, the Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Reference
More Asian-Pacific-American History – Teacher Resources


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Poptropica Teaching Guides
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Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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