Year of the Rooster - activities to help you Celebrate Chinese New Year

According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, we enter the Year of the Rooster on January 28, 2017. This education pack for UK primary schools contains information and activities to help teachers and pupils learn more about this important spring festival and explore Chinese culture and language.

Your pupils can learn about the story of The Rooster, the Dragon and the Centipede, how to play a traditional Chinese playground game, find out how to say what foods you like and dislike in Chinese and cook some delicious Chinese food.

You can also get creative making rooster paper cuts and painting traditional plate designs, find out some facts and hear from children across China about their favourite meals.

Age suitability:

4-7 years, 7-11 years

Curriculum links:

Art, PSHE/Citizenship, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Modern Languages.


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Created: Dec 2, 2016

Updated: Jul 2, 2019


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