Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) marks the start a new Zodiac year. Houses are cleaned for a fresh start and decorated with red, gold, and lucky messages! Here are 20 + engaging activities and crafts to ring in the new lunar year!
We reviewed Chinese 日 radical words with a sun word matching activity! Words with the 日 radical are remembered in the context of the sun craft! Free printable activity included in the post!
A paper plate seasons puzzle is a fun way to learn about the calendar and seasons. DIY instructions and teaching tips in this post!
Rainbow Chameleon 变色龙捉迷藏 is an adorable book about a chameleon who is looking for his friend. The interactive tabs and colorful spinning wheels show how the chameleon adapts to its environment during this game of hide and seek! A spinning paper plate chameleon craft also extends the learning fun!
Yin-Yang is a fundamental Chinese concept that everything in life has two opposing but complementary forces. This paper plate puzzle is a fun way to learn about the yin and the yang through color.
Emoji paper plate crafts that are educational while promoting pretend play!
Repurposing our paper place sun craft to create a count-and-thread activity!
We used paper plates and triangle cut outs to practice number and shape recognition and also introduced the clock face!
This paper plate craft is a fun way to summarize the lessons learned from the Rainbow Fish Book. Ask your child to choose a few important words from the story and write them on the fish scales.
A fun and educational paper plate craft that reinforces fish anatomy: 鱼 (yú / fish), 鳞 (lín / scale), 尾 (wěi / tail), 鳍 (qí / fin), and 目(mù / eye).
An educational spin to a classic summer craft: counting practice with watermelon seeds! Then my daughter used the watermelon slices for pretend play and ate lots of watermelon at her pretend picnic party!
An educational craft with hearts as petals to learn number grouping in 2’s