Chinese New Year

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:

15 Picture Books for Chinese New YearHappy New Year!

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