7 Ways Celebrate Lunar New Year in the Classroom

red in classroom

1. Wear red to class.

Red is the color for good luck in China. 

Mandarin oranges china

2. Have mandarin oranges for a snack.

Two of the most common food symbols of the Chinese New Year are tangerines and oranges. Whereas tangerines represent wealth, oranges are a popular symbol of good luck.

chinese new year

3. Discuss culture and holidays.

Compare the Lunar New Year Celebration to the New Year Celebrations that the families of children in your class have.

Paper Dragons

5. Arts and craft: Dance Festival with Paper Dragons.

The dragon is a Chinese symbol of power and good fortune, many areas of the country have dragon dancing, during which a long, colorful dragon puppet is paraded through the streets. You can create dragon crafts to parade around the classroom.

chinese decoration on door

6. Decorate the classroom with Chinese-themed art.

Compare the Lunar New Year Celebration to the New Year Celebrations that the families of children in your class have.

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