Chinese New Year

23 Dec 2019

Early Years Tuff Tray for Chinese New Year

With all the excitement of Christmas behind us, January can fell a little bit dry. Why not take the opportunity to explore other cultural holidays within your setting?

20 Dec 2019

How to Make a Chinese New Year C...

A big part of Chinese New Year is the Chinese Dragon which is a symbol of China, and is an important part of Chinese culture. So why not create your very own in the classroom from just £11.49.

23 Dec 2016

Craft a giant dragon for Chinese...

On Chinese New Year, the ‘Dragon Dance’ is performed during the festivities which is believed to bring good luck to the community and scare away the evil spirits. The dragon is manipulated by a skilled team using poles, and it’s believed that the longer the dragon is, the more luck […]

28 Jan 2016

Chinese New Year Competition

We have a Chef Wok Set classroom resource (pictured below) to give away to our favourite Chinese New Year art and craft or activity from a UK school. To be in with a chance of winning, please share a photograph of your art, craft or activity on our Facebook post here before […]

26 Jan 2016

Chinese New Year Sensory Tray

Sensory trays provide a great opportunity to develop fine motor skills, whilst playing imaginatively and learning about new things. Exploring this Chinese-themed tray is a fun way for children to be introduced to the sights, feels and smells commonly associated with Chinese New Year.   Required Resources Chef Wok Set or similar cooking utensils […]

03 Jan 2016

Decorating Chinese Paper Fans

Decorating Chinese paper fans is a great way to experiment with a wide variety of artistic techniques while producing some nice decorative pieces. Hand fans have a close association with Chinese history and culture, so in celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year festival we’ve come up with a few ideas […]

23 Dec 2015

Easy Baked Chinese Spring Rolls

These easy baked spring rolls are a fun activity for KS1 and KS2 children to get involved in celebrating and learning about Chinese New Year as well as getting the opportunity to taste new flavours and foods and learn about healthy eating. To Make 8 Chinese Spring Rolls You Will Need: […]

21 Dec 2015

Chinese New Year Dragon Puppets

Dragon puppets are a good way to usher in the Chinese New Year whilst getting creative. They’re fun and easy to make, and are a fantastic way to explore the world’s cultures with young children. Follow our simple steps below and you’ll soon have a selection of fantastic Chinese puppets.   To make […]

21 Dec 2015

Chinese New Year Lanterns

Decorative Chinese New Year lanterns are a central symbol of the annual celebrations, and making some of your own is a great way to encourage children to get thinking about different national cultures. Our lanterns offer the opportunity for each child to get creative with a large window for a Chinese-style drawing or writing. […]

21 Dec 2015

Chinese Paper Lanterns

  Chinese paper lanterns are a  traditional symbol of new year celebrations. This easy to follow step-by-step guide is a great way to explore children’s understanding of the world’s many cultures, while developing fine motor skills. Our lanterns follow a classic design, and are perfect for Early Years settings, as well as reception and lower key […]