TES Chinese New Year teaching resources
The Chinese New Year is a huge festival among Chinese communities across the world. Based on the lunar and solar calendars, the Chinese New Year falls on Sunday 10 February in 2013. The Chinese calendar is represented by one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. 2013 is the Year of the Snake. To help you celebrate the Chinese New Year with your pupils we’ve put together a fabulous collection of free teaching resources, shared by teachers, for teachers.
- Find out which Chinese animal year you were born in with this lovely Chinese Zodiac.
- Great to introduce a China topic.
- Most suitable for KS2, this illustrated PowerPoint has detailed information about the traditions of Chinese New Year. Useful for school assembly or in class.
- Chinese new year story for EY using figures from the small world table.
- A PowerPoint showing Barnaby Bear’s visit to China, linking to Chinese New Year.
- A pack of flashcards featuring the animals of the Chinese zodiac and mini-cards that are ideal for paired speaking and listening exercises.
- Flashcards covering 19 basic words to enable pupils to greet each other in Chinese.
- BBC Class Clips: Two families talk about living in older, basic homes in Beijing.
- Brief descriptions of the characteristics of each of the animals in the Chinese zodiac.
- Three background scenes for pupils to add in characters, with an optional text area to re-tell the story or to write their own versions.
- Brief details of customs for the 15 festival days with photos. Suitable for KS1.
- For EY and KS1, images and words around the theme of Chinese New Year.
- Add a bit of sparkle to your Chinese New Year lessons with the help of these free interactive games and activities from TES iboard.
- This education pack from British Council Schools Online includes lesson plans, Chinese poems, assembly ideas and plenty of activities.
Activities: Resources to extend the topic of Chinese New Year into literacy, numeracy, ICT and Art.
- A beautiful screen where KS1 pupils can use on-screen tools to add and customise lanterns to create their own scene.
- Make a paper lantern to celebrate New Year.
- Outline of a traditional Chinese dragon for younger pupils to colour - either on-screen using the tools or to print off.
- Templates for animal masks, in colour or black and white.
- Clear instructions to make a simple but effective puppet.
- Recipes, fun facts and crafts.