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Chinese New Year Lesson Plans: Books, Crafts, and Activities for Kids

Last year we went Around the World in Kindergarten, and one of our favorite places to travel was China. This year, we are excited to pack our virtual bags and head back to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Read on to find all of the resources you’ll need to create a fun and engaging Chinese New Year celebration.

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One of my favorite things about homeschool is having time to enrich our lesson plans. Adding a mini- unit study about Chinese New Year gives us an opportunity to explore another culture’s traditions and celebrations in a hands-on way.

Books About Chinese New Year

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Free Chinese New Year Online Unit StudyTechie Homeschool Mom offers a FREE Chinese New Year Online Unit Study! These are perfect for last minute lesson plans. You won’t need to print anything or purchase any extra books. Just round up a few supplies and learn together from websites and videos.

This free online unit study is appropriate for any age student and can be used with multiple kids across a range of ages.


Chinese New Year Recipes

Enjoy your favorite Chinese foods like sticky rice and spring rolls; then have a few traditional treats like oranges, kumquats, and fortune cookies. For dessert, try one of the following  New Year desserts.

Recipes, crafts, and activities for Chinese New Year!


Chinese New Year Crafts

  • Create your own Chinese New Year Firecrackers from recycled toilet paper tubes with these instructions from This West Coast Mommy.
  • Make Chinese Drums for your celebration with directions for this simple paper plate craft from Artsy Momma.
  • You celebration wouldn’t be complete without Chinese Paper Lanterns. Find directions for this simple and fun craft on Nurture Store.

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