Did you know, Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is China’s most important festival? It is also the most important celebration for families and a week of an official public holiday. At the time of writing this post Chinese New Year 2020 will fall on, January 25, 2020, beginning a year of the Rat!
I have put together a few suggestions for activities and resources you may like to add to your children’s learning. Let’s begin with literacy (ELA) ideas. I have created two literacy resources that would make a great addition to this theme.
The visual discrimination cards are a prerequisite skill developer for emergent reading skills.
The three part cards are based on a Montessori activity. What I like about this activity is that it can be differentiated for various ages and abilities.
For developing math skills in the past I have written numbers on the back of the money envelopes and had children count in the correct number of gold coins. After they have filled the envelopes I have them order them from 1- 10. They like this because they can feel the weight difference from the smallest to the largest number.
|On my Pinterest board, I have pinned lots of fantastic ideas for Chinese New Year crafts. Some of my favourite are:
If you are looking to add Chinese New Year books to your topic the following can be purchased from Amazon: