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Holidays Around the World

Chinese New Year activities for your classroom

We may have just finished welcoming the new year into our classroom, but that’s not the end of the new year celebrations for other parts of the world!

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In China, the new year festivities are dictated by the lunar calendar, which is why the date is different every year. In 2020 Chinese New Year begins on January 25th and lasts for 11 days, followed by a lantern festival on February 8.

The sights and sounds of Chinese New Year make it an exciting celebration for youngsters to learn about in your Holidays Around the World Unit. Make red pockets and fill them with chocolate coins, try dumplings and make lanterns and dragons to decorate the room!

Chinese New Year Dragon Craft
Chinese Dragon New Year craft available from TpT – click on picture to learn more!
Chinese Lantern craft for Chinese New Year
Easy to make Chinese new ear lantern craft available from TpT – click picture to learn more.

Learn more about the festivities with this lift-the-flap interactive book about preparing for the holidays.

Check out my TpT store Chinese New Year resources here. Gong Hei Fat Choy!

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