Chinese New Year Hands On Unit Study

My favorite method of learning about other cultures is learning about and participating in their holidays.

I think holidays often bring out the best in people and emanate happiness. And when my kids think of other cultures, I don’t want them to be bogged down by the differences or the not as wonderful parts. I want them to think of the best parts.

And that is often summed up in a good holiday.

Enjoy the culture and traditions for Chinese New Year with this fun unit study! Books, crafts and activities, and a set of printables for the holiday!

 

Chinese New Year is such a great holiday to start with for 3 reasons.

  1. It is so joyous. The celebrations are active, fun, and just so positive.
  2. It’s not impossible to recreate. We may not have a giant parade to attend, but many of the traditions are things we can do and learn about at home.
  3. It’s so close to Christmas and New Years. Just at the time when we are feeling let down from the excitement of the holidays, Chinese New Year begins. Extend your holiday just a bit longer!

 

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Chinese New Year is the celebration of a new year and considered a spring festival in China. It is celebrated at the beginning of the Chinese New Year, which usually takes place in January or February on the Gregorian calendar. The Chinese people use this holiday as a day to celebrate deities and ancestors.

Similar to an American New Years celebration, the Chinese New Year represents a time of new beginnings, a time to usher out the old and bring in the new, and a time to bring in good luck.

 

Chinese New Year Books

Chinese New Year Activities

 

Chinese New Year Printable Activity Pack

On top of doing some crafts and reading some books, you can use this printable activity pack to practice some of the language and investigate important concepts from the holiday!

Some of the pages include:
Word Search
I Spy
SuDoKu
Make a Word
ABC Order

 

Enjoy the culture and traditions for Chinese New Year with this fun unit study! Books, crafts and activities, and a set of printables for the holiday!

 

Click here to Download the Chinese New Years Printables

 

For more printables, check out:

Chinese New Year Printable Packs

 

Enjoy the culture and traditions for Chinese New Year with this fun unit study! Books, crafts and activities, and a set of printables for the holiday!

2 thoughts on “Chinese New Year Hands On Unit Study”

  1. These are great, thank you! I’ve loved your printables for a couple years now and share them on social media often. Curious as to why you chose the title Chinese New Year, versus Lunar New Year…I’ve seen that switch in books now. Anyhow, thanks again, homeschool is more fun because of you!

    1. Hey Holly!
      I haven’t actually noticed the switch to Lunar New Year before (but now I am seeing it everywhere).
      I did read that the traditions are expanding to other cultures and areas. I’m guessing that’s why people are now referring to it as Lunar New Year.

      I’ll see if I can get some of the verbiages changed before the holiday!

      Thanks for bringing it to my attention ๐Ÿ™‚

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