Sunday, January 26, 2014

Fabulous Freebies: Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is coming up this week on January 31, 2014. I'm re-posting some freebies for Chinese New Year from last year and adding some new ones to it to help you celebrate the year of the horse! These lessons have always been popular in my classroom.

I have used a lot of origami websites but this one is my favorite. It gives clear step by step photos to help you make your origami and most of the designs on the website are easy to make. Math is a great subject to incorporate into your origami as well.

Find some more year of the horse activities including coloring pages, worksheets, puzzles and more at the Activity Village.

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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