Friday, February 8, 2013

Fabulous Friday Freebies for Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is coming up on February 10th, 2013. It will be the year of the snake according to the Chinese Zodiac calendar. My students love learning about Chinese culture and finding their animal on the Chinese Zodiac calendar and those lessons usually bring high interest. I highly recommend using some of these lessons in class!

Using art to learn about Chinese New Year is a fun way to incorporate some hands on learning into your classroom.

Check out this site for a free printable spiral snake template. It is easy for students to practice pattern making or drawing inside the snake. When it is cut out it makes a nice spiral that is fun for kids to hold! Instead of having students draw inside the snake pattern you could also have them write information about Chinese New Year.

Crayola has a great template and printable so students can make a dragon puppet. The lesson is easy to follow and I have never met a student that does not enjoy dragons!

To help students learn about Chinese New Year, check out these free PowerPoint presentations. There are also interactive PowerPoint presentations and games as well.

If your students are kinesthetic learners, this blog has some fun ideas of learning about Chinese New Years with movement and physical activity. There are a variety of games to choose from.

This free Chinese New Year Activity Pack is great for older students. It contains a variety of activities including a writing prompt, information about the Chinese zodiac, a printable Tangrams template, Chinese New Year Boggle and more. Students could have a lot of fun and learn while using this packet!

Do you have a free Chinese New Year activity? Let me know in the comments below.

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