Bringing in Chinese New Year

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

Tes Resources Team

Chinese New Year lanterns for 2022 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. 2024 marks the year of the Dragon and the peak of the 15-day celebration will take place on 10 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.

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 2024. Repeating Patterns
Myriam Carrillo

Chinese New Year 2024. Repeating Patterns

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A worksheet featuring repeating patterns for pupils to complete using Chinese New Year-themed images. The sequences begin with two alternating images and progressively increase in complexity. This resource is particularly beneficial for students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and those in the ...