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Grade Level(s): 1-3
Resource Type: Cultural Activities
Total Pages: 27
Answer Key: Included
File Type: PDF
Related Post: Chinese New Year

Discover and celebrate Chinese New Year with engaging learning activities that can be used for any zodiac year.

  • Follow step-by-step written directions to create banners and lanterns.
  • Practice basic mapping skills to locate China.
  • Sequence the steps for making dumplings.
  • Play a traditional Chinese children’s game.
  • Compare new year traditions using a Venn diagram.
  • Read & Respond Activities  (Books are not included. YouTube versions may be available.)

-Students learn the ancient legend explaining the animals chosen for the Chinese zodiac, and make a fan for retelling the tale. Chinese zodiac animal props are also included for dramatization activities.

-Read The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine. Students complete a cause and effect worksheet. Differentiated versions (three levels) are included to help meet individual needs and/or provide student choice.


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