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Chinese New Year KS2 – Five one-hour lessons

What's included?

Teacher's guide, slides, fact sheets and activity sheets

Key Stage



Years 3-6

This Chinese New Year KS2 activity pack comprises five hour-long lessons. The lessons start with an introduction to Chinese culture and traditions, linked to the New Year celebrations.

The following English lesson looks at the different character traits of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac, with the children writing a description of 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

Inside this Chinese New Year KS2 download

  • 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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