Chinese New Year Close Read and Make a Dragon!

Chinese New Year Close Read and Make a Dragon!

Can be used for K – 2nd students.

Includes: PDF, 67 pages


Chinese New Year is a fun holiday to learn about in January. This pack contains two art activities: a dragon drawing activity and a lantern writing activity.

Close read format of the article, with additional research/response pages! In addition, the pack offers: 2 informational pages about Chinese New Year traditions and the Chinese Zodiac, 3 posters (one of which is for the writing station to create a Chinese character for luck), 12 Chinese Zodiac Character cards, writing prompt, Lucky Money Envelope activity, Ideas for a special snack, photo and written directions to make a Paper Fortune Cookie, 7 fortune prompts, New Year children’s book suggestions, and a ‘Count By Threes’ Chinese Coin Math Station Activity.

*Updated for 2019-2030, emergent reader, class graphs, chopstick survey, and more!


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