Celebrate Other Cultures With Chinese New Year and FREEBIE

Kung Hei Fat Choy means Happy New Year!
This year, Chinese New Year begins January 25. It is the Year of the Rat  The Rat is the first of the animals which appears in the Chinese zodiac in the Chinese calendar. There are 12 animals that are in the Chinese Zodiac.  In this post, your students can celebrate other cultures with Chinese New Year. I've also provided a fun Game board FREEBIE.

Did you know that nine Asian countries celebrate the Lunar New year? About 1/5 of the world's population will be celebrating with their families and preparing their homes for the New Year. It's important for our students to learn about other cultures and appreciate their important holidays and festivals. 

Here are some websites and activities that you can implement into your curriculum:

Activity Village - Activity Village is filled with crafts and activities. You do have to be a member to access all the printables. 

Soft Schools - This site lists fun facts about Chinese New Year. "The Chinese New Year is symbolic of letting go of the past and welcoming new beginnings. It's a popular time for spring cleaning."

Trip Savvy - 10 Facts About Chinese New Year: The largest human migration happens during Chinese New Year. People travel to spend time with their families.

How Stuff Works - How Chinese New Year Works


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Enjoy the celebration.





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