Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is full of tradition and beauty. There are many ways to incorporate learning into the Chinese New Year celebration and this is such a fun topic to teach about!! I prepared a lot of  fun activities for our Chinese New Year theme last month.

I started the themed activities with my son by reading books and looking at a world map to identify Asia and then China. The play area was decorated  with some decorations/crafts made by my son and I.

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I created Chinese New Year activity trays for him to explore.

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Fine motor skills – Chopsticks practice with Pom Poms

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opposite words – “big” and “small” using mandarin orange and tangerine

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the letter of the week – Letter C

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Ang pow – fillIing up ang pow packets with real Ringgit notes

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imaginative (airport) play – Airplane flying to China

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Practical life skills -folding clothes/samfu

It was also a great opportunity to teach children about culture through arts & crafts.

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Paper Lantern – these chinese lanterns are fun to make. A geat practice for cutting skills and make lovely decorations.

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Paper plate snake – Year of the Snake

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paper plate snake – Year of the Snake

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Chinese Fan

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Chinese Fan

I dressed him in Samfu (a traditional outfit worn by Chinese men) for the Chinese New Year celebration at his school.

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dressed in Samfu.

Try out those themed activities mommies..  It is fun way to introduce your kids to different culture without having to fly across the ocean to China…!

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