Chinese New Year Wrap- Up: Picture Overload!!
Chinatown, San Francisco We wrapped up our Chinese New Year Unit this week & boy did the kids have a BLAST! I was also able to hit our Social Studies standards hard with this awesome theme. I began by showing them some short clips on youtube about Chinese New Year, including some footage on amazing Chinese parades. I showed them some pictures from a trip I took to Chinatown in San Francisco: There were so many beautiful things to look at in this store. And I didn't know it at the time, but…
Chinese New Year - Stimulating Learning
Activities for Early Years children, linked with Chinese New Year - from Rachel (",)
China Tuff Tray
Teach the children all about China through a Tuff Tray. It links in perfectly with the upcoming Chinese New Year and is great to support British Values within your settings.
Chinese New Year Dragons (1st/2nd)
Not sure how this one fell through the cracks.. but this is a lesson I taught with a couple classes (1st and 2nd grade) in January when we were coming back from winter break. There were a couple rotations where my schedule was a little weird and we needed a good 2-day project. We began by looking at a powerpoint which introduced students to the Chinese New Year celebration (this year Chinese New Year fell on February 10th). Students saw a variety of images of the celebration which prompted a…
Printable mat with 12 animals and Chinese characters. This website has a powerpoint on how the years were named in the story of the "Great Race". Really cute presentation!
Simple Sensory Table Idea: Pom Poms & Chopsticks
I had been collecting several different plastic trays that had indentations in them of various sizes. I added them to the sensory table along with a ton of pom poms of various sizes and child friendly chopsticks. The children had a blast using the chopsticks to pick up the pom poms and then deciding how to use the trays. Excellent activity to reinforce one-one correspondence and great fine motor exercise! Check out other great play ideas at this wonderful sharing site:-)
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