Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration of the Chinese year. It is a holiday filled with symbolism, tradition, and excitement (fireworks!). This year, the new year 4712 falls on January 31st. We had a great time celebrating last year. I tried to give my kids opportunities to absorb the celebration without too much direct instruction. They soaked it up.
In addition to the hand-ons experiences, there are wonderful folktales and storybooks to help bring the holiday alive for students: