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Chinese New Year - Five 1-Hour Lessons for KS2

This selection of Chinese New Year themed activities comprises five hour-long lessons.

The lessons start with an introduction to Chinese culture and traditions, linked to the New Year celebrations. A following English lesson looks at the different character traits of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac, with the children writing a description about a fictitious person born under a particular animal zodiac sign.

A third lesson sees children using tangrams, a type of Chinese mathematical puzzle, to construct pictures.

The final two lessons introduce children to the Chinese Lantern Festival, where they construct a lantern and write riddles to be placed inside them

This download contains the following:

• Teacher’s Guide • Chinese New Year slides • Chinese New Year Celebrations Fact Sheet • Chinese Zodiac Fact Sheet • Chinese Zodiac Reference Sheet • Tangram Reference Sheet • ‘Make a Chinese Lantern’ Activity Sheet • Lantern Festival slides

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