Next week I start my two week unit on the Chinese New Years (officially on January 23). I have been planning and thinking about what I want to do this year. Here are a few ideas I found on the web from fellow bloggers. Do you have any good ideas? Let me know!
I love this ideas from Kaboose! Click here for instructions.
I do a similar project in my China unit — but this one uses yarn for the branches! Love that idea!
I love my red lanterns! I might use gold around the ends this year.
Click here for instructions!
Me oh my! I adore this idea – yarn noodles! This is going to rock my housekeeping this year! I feel a Chinese Restaurant in my near future! From Let's Go Fly A Kite
Yeah for CNY!!! thanks so much for the mention of yarn noodles. Lunar new year celebrations are a wonderful learning opportunity. This past week, I had a small group work on thumbprint lanterns.
Kim K also has a number of resources throughout her blog on CNY crafts, for instance,
Kung Hei Fat Choi!
When I student taught (in K) last year, the kids made a senses book for Chinese New Year. It had “I smell the oranges” (the kids drew an orange then put on a little glue and sprinkled on orange dry jello), “I feel the rice” (glued on rice), and “I see the fireworks” (they used elmer’s glue to make fireworks and then sprinkled on glitter). There was another page or two, but I forget what they were. The kids sure enjoyed it though!
I love the Chinese New Year sense book idea! Cool! Thank you for sharing!
Hi Sally. Have you heard of the book “The Runaway Rice Cake”? They make a rice cake for the Chinese New Year, and of course it gets up and runs away, just like the traditional gingerbread story. The ending is really spectacular, because it’s all about how if you give, wonderful things happen to you. By the way, I’m having a contest on my blog to give away a unit for 100th Day. If you have time, come and enter the contest.
Sharon – Oh my word! No! I have not heard of this story and I am going to order right now! Thank you soooo much for sharing.
What a cute blog! (I’m officially your newest follower) The chinese food is so adorable. I love all your ideas! Keep up the great work 🙂
Thank you Sarah! I am off to take a peek at your blog and become your newest follower!
Love your blog. You’re the best kind of teacher – you inspire! Everytime I check your blog I have this overwhelming desire to become a kindergarten teacher. Thankyou for serving children and families with your gifts and talents.
These ideas are so cute. I’ve pinned them onto our Winter Board. http://pinterest.com/educatorsspinon/winter-projects-to-make-and-do/
Aww, Family Fodder – you made my day! Hugs!
Thank you Kim. I am off to see your Winter Board. I love pinterest!
I love the yarn noodles!! TOO CUTE! I definitely have to remember that one for next year. Stop by my blog for some Chinese New year activities. I wrapped up my unit last week 😀
Color Me Kinder
I love this! When I was in elementary school the older kids would always do the dragon parade through the halls and make noise and all the other classes came out to watch. I’ve just recently found your blog and am excited to look though it. I don’t teach, but I do have kids!
The celebrations for the Chinese New Year 2013 would commence on Sunday, February 10th.The Lunar new year or the spring festival is the single most important event of the traditional Chinese holidays.
thanks for sharing...
Happy Chinese New Year to fairydustteaching
May all go well with you. wishing you great happiness and prosperity.