Preparing for Chinese New Years

This last week my classroom has been a buzz preparing for Chinese New Years.   Here’s a peek into our preparations:

 Each color family designed a Dancing Dragon.
 Colors and designs were recorded.
 We built the head of Dancing Dragon out of cardboard boxes.
 Painted it with acrylic paint.
I am traveling this weekend – later today I will post more photos of the preparations!
Tomorrow we will do our dance!

The children glued on squares of construction paper.

The children glued fabric pieces they cut onto the gold fabric they picked for the body!

 I have a nice collection of Chinese outfits.
So I had a volunteer photograph the children.
I tinted them to look old.  So cute!

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  1. Kate says:

    I love that you posted Chinese New Year activities! Even though I teach older kids, I love to see these cute ideas!
    To The Square Inch

  2. LeeanneA says:

    I just love the traditional clothing – I too have a collection of traditional clothes – great to have in the classroom.

  3. You have a very fun classroom! I believe my daughter’s K will do “something” for Chinese New Year, but I am not sure what it will be yet.

  4. Elsie Davis says:

    Great ideas for my class. I loved how it was culturally organized and then the children took over. Great team work by the children.

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