#CelebrateWithDE – Chinese New Year

All over China and the world, it’s time to celebrate the Lunar New Year. With many similarities to other New Year’s celebrations, such as fireworks, friends and family, and food, Chinese New Year celebrations focus on culture and history. Help your students understand the Chinese culture by studying this holiday and participating in some of the celebrations.

Featured Resource

Content Collection: Chinese New Year
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Assorted Resources

Celebrate the start of the lunar new year with a look at Chinese history and cultural symbols.

Be There via Video

One of the many benefits of video is that it can put you in another place through sight and sound. These videos take students into Chinese celebrations, where they get to know specific people and witness their holiday traditions. During the videos, use the strategy Connect the Dots (Canadian Version) to help students make text-to-self connections and strengthen comprehension.

Eureka!: China: Fun and Firecrackers: Eat, Play, Boys, Girls
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, Full Video

A Chinese family in a city celebrates Chinese New Year. Everyone helps prepare the feast, and there are fireworks and gifts for the children.
Chinese New Year
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment

Sheds light on the biggest festival of China’s calendar, Chinese New Year. The segment highlights Hong Kong’s explosive and elaborate fireworks display.

Celebrate with Color

Take a stress break by allowing students to color our clip art dragon, either independently or on an enlarged image on butcher paper hung on the wall. Have them use the video segments and other resources from Discovery Education to inspire their color choices.
Chinese Dragon
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Clip Art


Interested in joining classrooms around the world to Celebrate holidays year round? Check out our Timely Content Page for our Virtual Viewing Parties and more Instructional Strategies.


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