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Chinese New Year

We have produced these pages on Chinese New Year. Find out about the customs and legends surrounding this important Chinese festival.

Teachers, Pupils

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5-11 year olds
Chinese Zodiac Story

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

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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.

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Tablet friendly

5-16 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.

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3-14 year olds
Make a Chinese Dragon

Here we show you how to make a brightly coloured Chinese Dragon in easy steps. Super activity for Chinese New Year topic.

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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

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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

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5-14 year olds
How to Make Chinese New Year Firecracker Decorations

Here we show you how to make firecracker decorations similar to those that are hung up in homes at Chinese New Year to warn off the monster Nian in Chinese mythology.

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Tablet friendly

6-11 year olds
Make a Goat Mobile for Chinese New Year

How about making this goat mobile to celebrate the Year of the Goat? Just download our free template and follow the simple instructions.

Pupils

Tablet friendly

6-11 year olds
Make a Red Envelope - Hong Bao

Make an easy actual size red envelope similar to the ones with money inside given to children at Chinese New Year. We have made two different templates for you to choose from, one blank and the other with a Good Fortune Chinese character.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet friendly

6-11 year olds
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