My First Chinese New Year by Karen KatzBrief Review
This fictional story is told by a young girl experiencing her first Chinese New Year. She describes the different traditions and celebrations associated with this event. The illustrations are bright and colorful. I think this is a good choice for introducing youngsters to a different culture.
I could use this as a read-aloud book in a literacy class. The fun, colorful, book would make a great introduction to another cultures holiday. In an art class we could go crazy with this book. After reading it, we could make lanterns, or dragons, or some sort of project that uses the bright colors and designs associated with traditional Chinese culture.
Are there any traditions described in the book that are similar to American traditions? Many of us get new clothes around the new year, many families get together and share big meals around the holidays, we also celebrate the holidays with parades.
What are some traditions described in the book that are specific to the Chinese New Year? Sweeping away bad luck, cutting quince and plum blossoms, eating tangerines and oranges for prosperity and good luck.
I wonder how many Chinese americans celebrate the Chinese new year.
I wonder if young children get frightened by the parade dragon.
2018 Grade 2 & 3 Lunar New Year Greeting
Chinese New Year Worksheets
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Chinese New Year Activities
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Ring in the new year! The Chinese New Year spans fifteen days. Make the most of this extended holiday with the printables, lessons, quizzes, and references below for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Use the many language arts and literature resources to learn about the history of Lunar New Year celebrations. Familiarize your class with the Chinese calendar, try traditional recipes, and make dragon puppets for class decorations. Understanding the Chinese Calendar. Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet.