Being that Monday was the 100th Day of School, we had to wait until today to celebrate Chinese New Year. I let my parents know that we were going to be celebrating today. The kids walked into the room to find these decorations that I got from Party City.
I was surprised this morning when one of my kiddos brought in a bag of things from China. He was adopted from there when he was a baby. So...we started the morning with him sharing his story. It was so sweet. I wish I would have had a video tape going. He brought these things to share with us. The rest of the kids were so excited and had so many questions.
After looking at all the items we listened to a song on our Smart Board! The kids LOVED this. We listened to it a few times throughout the day. They will probably be singing it in their sleep.
Chinese New Year song and words.
We did some literacy activities that you can find on my Chinese New Year pack here...Chinese-New-Year-Math-and-Literacy-Centers
We ended the day by making Chinese New Year Lanterns. We will put them together tomorrow when the glitter dries.
When they finished these, they colored some coloring sheets with the Chinese New Year animals. They colored a snake and all of the animals to go with the Zodiac signs.
chinese-new-year. You can find tons of free worksheets for the Chinese New Year.
It was a great day!