Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) is a popular holiday around the world. I love to have materials available to teach about the holiday and the cultures that celebrate it. I’m excited that Every Star Is Different has created a unique Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year Printable Pack that can be used any year for preschool through elementary!
2021 Update: 2021 is Year of the Ox. In 2021, Chinese New Year is on February 12 with the Chinese New Year festival period starting February 11 and ending February 26.
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I’ve loved all the materials I’ve used from Every Star Is Different. This pack is no different … it’s thorough and amazing!
Here’s the Fabulous Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year Printable Pack Sale!
The Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year Printable Pack has 92 pages with printables for preschool through elementary! And it’s designed to be used any year, regardless of the animal that’s emphasized in any particular year! So this is a pack that can truly grow with your child. Of course, it’s perfect for preschool through elementary classrooms, too!
2021 UPDATE: January 13-19, the pack is 50% off! You don’t need a coupon code to get the sale price. The price is already set for $6.99 for the sale.
Montessori-Inspired Chinese New Year Printable Pack
Here are the printables you’ll find in the 92-page pack:
Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year Printable Pack Table of Contents
- First Letter Sound Pages
- Chinese New Year Object Nomenclature Cards
- Chinese New Year Object Picture and Description Match Up Cards
- Chinese New Year Object Writing Word Strips
- Chinese New Year Zodiac Animal Chinese Symbol Nomenclature Cards
- Chinese New Year Zodiac Animal Picture Nomenclature Cards
- Chinese New Year Zodiac Animal Chinese Symbol Mat
- Chinese New Year Zodiac Animal Picture Mat
- Chinese New Year Zodiac Animal Word Mat
- Chinese Ingot Odd and Even Cards
- Chinese Lantern Addition Clip Cards
- Pistachio Subtraction Clip Cards
- Chinese Lucky Coin Multiplication Clip Cards
- Red Envelope Division Clip Cards
- Chinese New Year Cuisine Nomenclature Cards
- Chinese New Year Cuisine Picture and Description Match Up Cards
- Chinese New Year Fruit and Vegetable Nomenclature Cards
- Chinese New Year Fruit and Vegetable Picture and Description Cards
- Chinese New Year Blossoms Nomenclature Cards
- Chinese New Year Blossoms Picture and Description Cards
- Days of Chinese New Year Picture and Description Cards
- Chinese New Year Beliefs Nomenclature Cards
- Chinese New Year Beliefs Picture and Description Cards
- Chinese New Year Dragon Outlines
- Chinese New Year Fu Sign Outlines
How We’re Using the Montessori-inspired Chinese New Year Printable Pack
My 5-year-old granddaughter Zoey and I had a chance to use just a few of the materials from the pack. First, I put some introductory Chinese New Year materials on a shelf that I can rotate throughout the holiday.
I used National Geographic Kids Pandas book along with a Schleich giant panda and Schleich giant panda cub as well as the Montessori continents globe. I like to include some activities from our panda unit for toddlers through kindergarteners whenever we study China. I plan to rotate these introductory activities with some of the printables from our unit last year.
Even though it’s not on the shelf, I love DK books and have Children Just Like Me: Celebrations! in a book basket. It’s a wonderful book for introducing Chinese New Year along and many other holidays. On the shelf, I have the National Geographic Kids Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Chinese New Year: With Fireworks, Dragons, and Lanterns. I have the series of National Geographic Kids Holidays Around the World books. They’re perfect for a wide variety of holidays.
As an introduction to Chinese New Year, I put out a pig card from the pack to emphasize 2019 as the Year of the Pig. I also placed a copy of the fu good fortune sign from the pack. I used one of the the other good fortune signs to prepare a Montessori-style sign-making tray.
For the sign-making tray, I printed a copy of the good fortune sign on red cardstock for Zoey. I had gold glitter glue, which Zoey used to cover the black with pretty gold glitter. Using the glue bottle is great for strengthening hands and fingers. Still, I think a gold glitter paint pen would give the best results. I ordered glitter paint pens for more work with this as well as many other crafts in the future.
We also worked with the Days of Chinese New Year Picture and Description Cards from the pack. It was fascinating for me to learn about each day, too! Zoey made a long timeline using the cards.
We’ll be adding more activities to our study of the Chinese New Year. I look forward to using the pack with Zoey and my younger grandkids for many years to come!
Blog Posts from Every Star Is Different with Activities Using Materials from the Chinese New Year Printable Pack
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