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...Introduction Introduce children to the festival of Chinese New Year. Read or tell children the story of ‘The Great Race’. This explains the story behind the Emperor and the Chinese Zodiac.What you need A picture book that tells the story...
... paper glitter egg cartons (cardboard)Ready for more? Chinese lanterns: Encourage the children to decorate one side of a piece of stiff paper or card with paint, felt pens, stickers, etc. Fold the paper lengthways down the middle...
... some Chinese writing. Find out how to say ‘hello’, ‘goodbye’ or ‘Happy New Year’ in Chinese. Tell the children the traditional story of the Chinese New Year, then act it out together. The animals took part in a race to show off...
...What you need books about Chinese New Year coloured paper, streamers, ribbons boxes to make the head of the dragon or lion a large piece of fabric for the body percussion instrumentsKeywords lion dragon dance masks head body noise lucky...
... The best days of Mei Ling’s year are: Christmas, when her mum and dad have a holiday from work. Chinese New Year when her family have lots of special food: sometimes she watches the Lion Dancers on TV. A time in the autumn when they eat...
... table with scissors, paper etc. Make some sample Ang Pows to show the children how they could be made. Introducing the celebration and doing the activity: Gather the children in a quiet area and explain to them that it is the Chinese New Year...
... pictures of Chinese dragons, dragon figures, statues and New Year dragons. Talk about Chinese New Year and how Chinese people believe that dragons are lucky. Look at how a New Year dragon dances - how lots of people have to work together...
...What are they learning? Experiment with the sounds of traditional Chinese music and celebrate the new year!What you need lots of metal utensils, string, scissors, old metal musical instruments, metal beaters trolley. clothes stand...
...Starter activities Set up your role-play area with a Chinese New Year theme. Decorate the area with red and gold fabrics, hanging lanterns and dragons, floor mats, floor cushions, fans and costumes. Look at China on a globe, show...
...What you need A celebrations calendar Information on local festivals and celebrations that are meaningful to the children – Eid, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Christmas, Hanukkah etc. A current festival to celebrate – we have chosen Diwali...