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Chinese Zodiac Story

Read the delightful, illustrated story of the Chinese Zodiac which explains how the years came to be called after animals.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
Chinese New Year Songs and Videos

Just what the title says. The videos are useful because they show Chinese New Year customs and traditions.

Teachers, Pupils

Partly tablet friendly

3-14 year olds
Make a Dragon

Here we show you how to make a brightly coloured Chinese Dragon in easy steps.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
World Stories

World Stories is a growing collection of stories from around the World. The collection includes retold traditional tales and new short stories in the 21 languages most spoken by UK children. Read or listen to the stories.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
Dragon Dance

Read about the symbolism and meaning behind traditional Chinese dragon dance and watch a movie clip of a performance in action.

Pupils

Tablet friendly

5-14 year olds
Paint a Dragon

A highlight of a Chinese New Year celebrations is the Dragon Dance. On this site you can paint and print off a picture of a dragon.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

3-7 year olds
Diwali

A great resource about Diwali to use in primary classrooms. It has the story of Rama and Sita, information about how Diwali is celebrated by Hindus and activities. You can download the resource to your hard drive.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
Hong Bow

Easily create your own Hong Bow or red packet similar to those given in celebration of Chinese New Year. Paper must be in Landscape view when printing out.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
When is Chinese New Year?

Find out the dates of each Chinese New Year over a period of 12 years together with the associated zodiac animals and Chinese calendar dates.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet friendly

5-16 year olds
Hinduism

A simple illustrated guide to Hinduism written especially for children. It looks at the basics and features two Hindu children. The site works well on an interactive whiteboard.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-7 year olds
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