Chinese New Year Activities and Resources Preschool and PreK

Did you know, Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is China’s most important festival? It is also the most important celebration for families and a week of an official public holiday. At the time of writing this post Chinese New Year 2020 will  fall on, January 25, 2020, beginning a year of the Rat!

I have put together a few suggestions for activities and resources you may like to add to your children’s learning. Let’s begin with literacy (ELA) ideas. I have created two literacy resources that would make a great addition to this theme.

The visual discrimination cards are a prerequisite skill developer for emergent reading skills.

The three part cards are based on a Montessori activity. What I like about this activity is that it can be differentiated for various ages and abilities

For developing math skills in the past I have written numbers on the back of the money envelopes and had children count in the correct number of gold coins. After they have filled the envelopes I have them order them from 1- 10. They like this because they can feel the weight difference from the smallest to the largest number.

On my Pinterest board, I have pinned lots of fantastic ideas for Chinese New Year crafts. Some of my favourite are:

If you are looking to add Chinese New Year books to your topic the following can be purchased from Amazon:

Thanks for taking the time to read this post! If you would like to use any of the activities shown in this post you can download them from TPT.