If you’re interested in more ideas, check these activities out. The Chinese New Year Vocabulary – Word Wall resource will introduce simple vocabulary for Chinese New Year. Words, pictures, and definitions are included in SEVEN formats! This provides tons of options and differentiation for children with different needs and abilities. These can also be used for students with autism or who are nonverbal. Activities can be implemented using pictures only, pictures and words, or words and definitions (or other combinations)!
Ways to use these:
- Word walls, pocket charts, flashcards, games, and handouts.
- Students who are literate can match word and definition.
- Younger or lower functioning students can match pictures to words with adult reading, or picture to picture (like a Memory or Concentration game).
- Cards can be used at centers independently, in student pairs with an adult para or parent helper.
- You can use the PDF by itself projected on the wall for whole class work, or post to your Google Classroom.
- There is a bonus section which includes a dragon hat craft and posters for Chinese New Year dates and animals. Recently, I updated these to go through 2025. I plan to update again in the future.
Several formats are included, so you can adapt this activity to fit the needs of your general ed or special ed classroom.
- NO PREP PAGE. Everything is on one page, so it is easy to print and go.
- INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK ADD-IN. Copy it two-sided and follow the directions to paste in a notebook (see photo above).
- DIGITAL VERSION. Each code is on a separate page. There are several ways to use this:
- This is good for projecting on the wall if you want to use it whole class with limited devices. Just pass out the handouts, and have kids look at the screen, while you have different kids scan the code.
- If you have a 1:1 classroom you can upload the digital version to Google Drive/Classroom or OneDrive.
- You can also print these out and post them around the room so kids can rotate to each sign to hear, see, and write the phrase in English on the handout.
In addition, there are resources on how access QR scanning apps/website for different devices (which were all working links when I created this product. I do check them periodically, but at any point, some might not work since I don’t control the links).
Need a Chinese New Year center using technology? Try out my typing center, which works on any device using the Internet. Students type sentences about Chinese New Year. Use it all January and February! Watch the video of it above, and then get it here. Kids love typing the sentences and then getting automatic feedback. They can go back and fix mistakes if needed.
Check out these products in my TeachersPayTeachers store here. Plus, see more ideas like the paper plate Chinese fan on my Chinese New Year Pinterest page. Hope you have a great new year… 2020: The year of the Rat!! (And in case you are curious, 2021 will be the year of the ox.)