Celebrating Chinese New Year in the early childhood classroom suggests simple ways of acknowledging your students of Asian background and teaching all students about Chinese New Year traditions by celebrating Chinese New Year in the classroom. Suggestions are designed for use in early childhood or lower primary classrooms with children in their first three years of school.
Learning about Chinese New Year celebrations and traditions helps to develop intercultural understanding and acceptance of others, essential to living respectfully in a diverse world. These studies can be incorporated into a larger classroom unit investigating all Family Traditions and Celebrations of children in the class.
This resource includes teaching ideas, templates, craft ideas and maths activities. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with the estory Let’s read about Chinese New Year.