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New Year's – Teacher Resources

Introduce your students to the many diverse New Year celebrations throughout the world. Listed below you'll find lessons, activities, printables, and other resources to help you teach your class about American traditions and the customs of countries such as China, Korea, and Vietnam. These activities will encourage your students to find out more about other cultures.


Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet
All About Chinese New Year
Divali, the Hindu New Year
New Year's Eve
New Year's Day
Sol-Nal, the Korean New Year
Sun Nin, the Chinese New Year
Tet, the Vietnamese New Year
Rearrange "Auld Lang Syne" Lyrics

Lesson Plans

New Year's Resolutions
Calendar Playing Cards


The Chinese Calendar
Asian New Year Celebrations
European New Year Celebrations
North and South American New Year Celebrations
A History of the New Year
New Year's Traditions: Auld Lang Syne and Other New Year's Customs
Saying "Happy New Year!" Around the World

Reading & Language Arts Activities

New Year's Etymology & Writing Activity

Chinese New Year Resources

Popular Social Studies Printables, Grades K-2
Multicultural Music Resources
Popular Social Studies Printables, Grades 9-12
Chinese Calligraphy
Tangram Art
Chinese Music
Hiroshima: Discussion Questions & Project Ideas
More Chinese New Year Resources for Teachers

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