Chinese New Year

greetings

Chinese New Year begins with the New Moon on the 25th of January- the festivities continue for 15 days…….

The following are some ideas you may like to use to incorporate lots of different learning experiences.

 If something sparks the childrens interest go with it and have fun…

Where in the world

Where is Australia?
Where is China?
This is the flag of China What colour do you think it is? What colour are the stars?
This is the flag of China
What colour do you think it is? What colour are the stars?

F for flag

There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac

The 12 creatures of the Chinese zodiac
The 12 creatures of the Chinese zodiac

link to Cbeebies Zodiac story

Preparing for New Year

Introduce some Chinese words to the children…

Here is little link I found on youtube from  DailyNoodles which may be useful

here is the link to the Aistear/Siolta tip sheet –

supporting children to become bilingual

We are always incorporating counting in the child’s day so why not learn to count to 10 in Chinese.

You might like to do an art activity involving the Peacock which can be found in China

Chinese lady with fan source pixabay

Sometimes fans are used by Chinese Ladies wearing traditional Costumes

fan
Maybe make some fans from card

Chinese New Year ends with the Festival of Lanterns

Look at the beautiful Lanterns

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