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15th February 2013 at 00:00

Join communities around the world in celebrating Chinese New Year. Our collection of activities and ideas includes dance, films, flashcards and the zodiac.

Chinese zodiac

Find out which animal year you were born in.

General information on China

Great for introducing a topic on the country.

Chinese New Year

Most suitable for key stage 2, this illustrated PowerPoint contains detailed information on the traditions of the festival.

Chinese New Year story

This story for early years pupils uses figures from the small world table.

Chinese dance

A lovely short film to introduce your pupils to styles of dance from different cultures.

Barnaby visits China

A PowerPoint showing Barnaby Bear's visit to the country.

Zodiac flashcards

A pack of flashcards featuring the zodiac animals and mini-cards for paired speaking and listening exercises.

Greetings flashcards

Flashcards covering 19 basic words to enable pupils to greet each other in Chinese.

Living in Beijing video

Two families talk about living in older, basic homes in Beijing in this BBC Class Clips video.

Naming of the years

Three background scenes to which pupils can add characters.

These teaching resources and many more are available in the TES Chinese New Year collection. bit.lyChineseNY2013.

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