A few years ago, my husband taught in Hong Kong for a semester. At the time we had a 3-year-old, 2-year-old, and infant. You wouldn’t believe the stares we got as we pushed our three-person-stroller around Hong Kong’s busy streets and through its subways!
Since we arrived in early January, we were able to be in China for its New Year celebration. In fact, the photo you see in the picture below is from the spectacular fireworks show that my husband and I watched over Victoria Harbor.
Since the holiday is coming up this week, today I’m sharing Chinese New Year activities for kids in grades K-3. Check them out!
Chinese New Year Activities
Start with this fabulous Chinese New Year book list from Gift of Curiosity.
Pre-K pages has some great crafts and book recommendations for kindergarten.
You’re sure to find something fun in this giant collection of Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year activities from Living Montessori Now.
This is a beautiful freebie from Learn and Grow Designs if your kindergartner is still working at counting objects to 10.
Get the templates for these beautiful crafts from Pink Stripey Socks.
Have your kids make this great dragon mask like they did at Kara’s Classroom.
Make this colorful drum craft from Gift of Curiosity.
Royal Baloo has a free giant printable pack for kids in kindergarten and first grade.
This post from KC Edventures has links to Chinese New Year crafts, books, and even recipes!
Pragmatic Mom has some creative ideas for teaching about China to second graders.
I love this elementary school unit for the Chinese New Year from Afterschool for Smarty Pants.
I’m sure you’ll find some new favorites in this list of Chinese folk tales from What Do We Do All Day?
You might enjoy having your own Chinese tea with these ideas from Little Wonders’ Days.
Finally, be sure to check out this helpful post from Hapa Mama about avoiding stereotypes when teaching about the Chinese New Year.
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