Chinese New Year Teacher Resources

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Ring in the new year! The 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
Our short videos with activities are a great way to introduce the Chinese New Year and its traditions to your students while enhancing your teaching strategies.
Use our printables to extend students’ learning about the Chinese New Year by making musical instruments such as the Erhu and Koto, creating a dragon puppet, making mooncake cookies, and learning a traditional Chinese folk song.
Test your students’ knowledge about the Chinese New Year with these quizzes during Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month.
Lesson Plans
Choose from our Lesson Plans to teach students about the Chinese New Year. Includes lessons on making paper, different forms of Chinese music, and Chinese money.
Art Activities for Chinese New Year
Incorporate art into your lessons for the Chinese New Year to expand students’ knowledge by creating a story cloth to learn about different Chinese cultures and customs.
Chinese Music Resources
Increase students’ knowledge of and interest in the Chinese New Year by introducing them to Chinese music styles, vocal music and instrumental, as well as Chinese traditions.
These references for the Chinese New Year will keep your students engaged while learning about the Chinese calendar and information on the Chinese New Year.
Chinese New Year Literature Resources
Teach your students about the Chinese and Asian cultures by using our Chinese New Year Literature Resources and enrichment activities.
Language Arts Activities for Chinese New Year
Interconnect these Language Arts activities with your lessons on the Chinese New Year to enhance students’ learning. Includes vocabulary and spelling printables as well as a word scramble.
Chinese New Year History Resources
Explore our history resources and increase your teaching strategies with reading passages about the history of chopsticks and tea, the art of Feng Shui, and the development of “Chinatowns” in the United States.
Asian-American History Resources
Keep your students engaged with our Asian-American Resources including a slideshow on the Chinese New Year, making musical instruments and paper, and a book about a young Chinese girl’s experience in the United States.

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