Chinese New Year Activities and Zodiac
Make 12 fun and easy crafts and activities for the Chinese New Year celebration with step-by-step instructions based on the Celebrating Chinese New Year book. Learn about the New Year customs - lion dance, dragon parade, and lantern festival. The book shows you how to make a dragon parade, a paper lantern, and red lucky money envelopes and more, utilizing easy to find materials such as paper, plates and bags. The Chinese New Year's Day is based on the Chinese lunar calendar. Celebrating Chinese New Year book includes a list of the New Year's dates through the year 2024.
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These fun & educational crafts & activities are suitable for all ages and can be also used to engage children at birthday parties and after school activities. The project is listed in the order of difficulty - from easy to more difficult.
List of book contents:
About the Chinese New Year
Lunar New Year Menu
Coloring the Zodiac Animals
Auspicious Scrolls & Couplets
Panda Bear – with two paper plates
Red Lucky Money Envelope – cut and glue your red paper
Chinese Lion Puppet - decorate paper bags)
Coloring a Chinese Lion
Lunar New Year Greeting Card
Lollipop Banger (Noisemaker)
Dragon Parade (group project)
Design Motifs & Calligraphy
Resources on the Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Calendar