Bringing in Chinese New Year

Presentations, activities and games to support your students as they discover more about Chinese New Year traditions

Tes Resources Team

Chinese New Year lanterns, 2021 resources

Explore the traditions and customs of Chinese New Year with these hand-picked resources

Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, marks the first day of a brand new year in the Chinese calendar. 2021 marks the year of the Ox and the peak of the 15-day celebration will take place on 12 February, when people traditionally celebrate with meals, dancing and the giving and receiving of hongbao (red money envelopes).

Here, we have gathered together some of our favourite resources that you could use with your students to discover more about Chinese New Year traditions.

Resources for young learners

Chinese New Year Zodiac Animals Paper Chains
Helen Rachel Crossley

Chinese New Year Zodiac Animals Paper Chains

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Chinese New Year Zodiac Animals Paper Chains: A series of 24 strips including the animals of the Chinese Zodiac and their corresponding symbols to create paper chains. Each set of 12 animals is available in full colour and black and white for children to colour themselves. A fun Chinese New Year the...
Chinese new year song music
pwilloughby3

Chinese new year song music

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A celebration of the Chinese new year in song. For preview see https://youtu.be/8etqkmb7Ybs This song celebrates the year of the dragon , There is an introduction for children to happily bang on a drum alternating with a cymbal. The simple words are in illustrated PowerPoint I wrote and recorded t...
Chinese New Year Activity Plan
rheafield

Chinese New Year Activity Plan

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I am doing a Chinese New Year day with my Rec/Year one class. This resource has the activity outline,alongside the relevant EYFS objectives.I have done it like this to help me feel more oraginsed,and am hoping to do a round robin style day, alongside CIP. It can be adpated for other year group...

Primary resources

FREE KS1 Chinese New Year Activities
hoppytimes

FREE KS1 Chinese New Year Activities

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A fun set of activities to celebrate Chinese New Year with your KS1/ lower KS2 students. The resource includes: Colouring pages Write your name in Chinese activity Word search (with answers) 2 Colour by Number activities 2 Chinese New Year mystery pictures (with answers) It is a .pdf f...

Secondary resources

Chinese New Year vocabulary
Liz_Fotheringham

Chinese New Year vocabulary

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??,?? This is a vocabulary sheet introducing words and phrases to do with Chinese New Year, including the animals of the Chinese zodiac. There are some links to websites which use this vocabulary.
Chinese New Year
ScienceSpot

Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year: This Chinese New Year word search also doubles as a coloring book!. The advantage to this is that students can actually see each animal of the zodiac for the Chinese New Year. The dates for each animal is also included and range from 1969 to 2051. The Solution to the puzzle is incl...