When is the Lunar New Year 2022?
Year of the Tiger lantern templates
Each year is named after one of the twelve zodiac animals and this year it is the Year of Tiger. In China, the tiger is known as the ‘king of all beasts’ and any children born during the Year of the Tiger are predicted to be strong, brave, competitive, and confident. We have some time-saving resources to mark the Year of the Tiger including Year of the Tiger mindfulness colouring pages and a template so that children can make their own Year of the Tiger Chinese lantern.
Year of the Tiger English activities
The Great Race is a story that explains the order of the Chinese zodiac animals. You can teach children all about the story with our Chinese Zodiac lesson presentation, sequencing cards, and Great Race writing activity.
We also have a KS1 Chinese New Year reading comprehension that teaches children all about the new year traditions as well as practising their comprehension skills. It is a great opportunity for children to learn about this cultural event whilst practising skills that link directly to the KS1 reading content domains.
Chinese New Year maths worksheets
Why not also link to the Chinese New Year topic in your mathematics teaching? We have produced some fantastic, engaging maths activity books including:
- Chinese New Year EYFS maths booklet.
- Chinese New Year Year 1 maths booklet.
- and Chinese New Year Year 2 maths booklet.
These provide a wealth of fun maths activities which match the EYFS and National Curriculum Objectives.
A key element of the new year celebrations is the food. Family dinners are held with lots of different dishes – each meant to help bring good luck for the forthcoming year. Why not use this as an opportunity to allow your children to taste some traditional Chinese dishes such as spring rolls, noodles and dumplings? You could even turn part of your teaching area into a Chinese restaurant with our Chinese restaurant role play resources.