Asian Lore Activities and Fireworks
1. Craft – Terracotta Warriors
2. Key Points – Asian Lore
3. Collaborative – Dragon Ball
4. Language Arts – Slat Books
5. Math/Logic - Nim
6. Character Connection – Great Wall of Friendship
7. Big Activity – Happy Birthday Everybody!
8. Movement - Chinese Jump Rope
Mythical Creatures Collaborative Builds
Celebrate Chinese New Year
Build Challenge: Mythical Beasts
Park Days at Santa Ana Zoo: https://www.facebook.com/events/479026312918466/
Disneyland meetup: December 10 – Ancient Festivals: https://www.facebook.com/events/438347327015581/
Ancient Festivals Celebration
Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.
Prepare and share a report about one of the Chinese dynasties.
Prepare a travel brochure or video commercial to encourage people to visit China.
Prepare and perform a reader's theater of a story from traditional Chinese folklore.
Interview someone from China.
Learn a traditional Chinese song and/or dance.
Make a Chinese flag:
Play ping pong.
Make a Chinese gong: http://kidworldcitizen.org/2012/01/18/a-chinese-gong-for-chinese-new-year/
Do a China mapping worksheet: http://www.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=1098
Estimate how much it would cost for your family to take a vacation in China.
An abacus is a tool used in China for counting and doing simple arithmetic. It is the forerunner of modern-day calculators. The abacus is still used in China as well as other Asian countries. Try doing your math on an abacus.
Play some Chinese new year games: http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/chinese/games.htm
Get your Chinese name: http://www.mandarintools.com/chinesename.html
Do some tangrams activities: http://www.wartgames.com/toys/puzzles/tangrams.html
Answer questions about ancient China: http://ask.mrdonn.org/china/index.html
Do some Time warp trio: http://www.timewarptrio.com/teachers-parents/lessons/
Field Trip Ideas
Visit China Town