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New Year's Eve noise makers

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.

Printables

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

Lesson Plans

New Year's Resolutions
Calendar Playing Cards

References

Asian New Year Celebrations
The Chinese Calendar
North and South American New Year Celebrations
European 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
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Chinese Calligraphy
Tangram Art
Has the Past Been Just?
Chinese Music
More Chinese New Year Resources for Teachers

December Holidays Teacher Resources

Christmas – Teacher Resources
December Holidays Resources for Teachers
Hanukkah - Teacher Resources
Kwanzaa – Teacher Resources

Highlights

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

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

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports 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.

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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