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December 24, 2019

Learning about the Chinese New Year-Free Printable Resources

Let this list of children’s book bring the Chinese New Year to life through stories and colorful illustrations.  Then use the free printable information sheet and dragon coloring page to keep the learning going!

 Books to celebrate the Chinese New Year…

The Chinese New Year is such a rich and colorful celebration. These children’s books are an easy way for your kiddos to gain an understanding of the significance of this holiday. Learn about the Chinese calendar, special food traditions, celebrations with family and friends, and of course the beautiful imagery involved in the two week long celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Each book offers it’s own small insight into the holiday.  Whether you choose just one book to read or the whole collection I know you’ll appreciate the beauty of this holiday!

Chinese New Year books for kids

Books about the Chinese New Year for kids….

Chinese New Year Wishes: Chinese Spring and Lantern Festival Celebration by Jillian Lin

Record what you know about the Chinese New Year…

I love using printables like the one below to help my students record what they know.   Some answers are factual and may require a bit of research into the traditions of the Chinese New Year.  A book or two from the book list above should provide plenty of knowledge and inspiration!

Just as many of the answers require only your student’s opinions. Asking student’s to consider their own opinions and preferences regarding new ideas is a way to get them to slow down and be more thoughtful about what they’re seeing!

Chinese New Year printables for kids

Color your own Chinese dragon…

The dragon is a popular symbol in the Chinese New Year celebration.  Dragons are believed to bring good luck to people. They also symbolize wisdom, power, and wealth.

Dragon dances can often be seen as part of the celebration of the Chinese New Year.  How the dragon is constructed and the type of dance done can vary according to geography and local culture.

The dragon below is inspired by the Chinese dragons of the Chinese New Year.  You can find it in PDF form for free in my Resource Library.

Chinese New Year dragon coloring page for kids

Want to grab these free Chinese New Year printables for kids…

Do you want a copy of these Chinese New Year printables for your kids to learn from? These resources are totally free for Kitchen Table Classroom subscribers.

Use the form below to become a subscriber. Then check your email and confirm that you really meant to subscribe. Upon confirmation you’ll receive the PDF immediately!
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If you are already a subscriber- thank you! You can still go through this same process to grab these learning resources fr the Chinese New Year celebration. It’s quick and easy! You won’t be sent duplicate emails- I promise.

After you become a KTC subscriber you’ll also receive a password to my Free Resource Library where you can find these Chinese New Year resources for kids and browse all the free KTC printables in one easy place! (I’m talking hundreds of free pages!)

Chinese New Year resources for kids

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December 15, 2019

Christmas Coloring Pages- Free Printable Sketchbook Prompts

The Christmas season is coming.  If your kids are anything like mine that means it’s a “so exciting it almost hurts” kind of season.  Use these free printable Christmas coloring pages as a way to decompress, a way to brainstorm for future art projects, or as a creative filler for those few empty minutes at the end of class! 

December 7, 2019

Christmas Hats to Print and Color

These printable Christmas hats include a Santa hat, and elf hat and a reindeer headband. All print in black and white to allow your kiddos to add their own splash of color and personality.

November 16, 2019

A DIY Advent Calendar for Your Little Artist

 Christmas with kids is awesome.  Well, simultaneously awesome and exhaustingly busy.  We enjoy the days more when our expectations are not sky high.  It really is the little stuff.  This free printable DIY advent calendar is designed to be both of those; awesome and easy. 

November 14, 2019

Gratitude Sketchbook Prompts

Gratitude is a pretty powerful emotion.  When we slow down and express gratitude for the life around us we begin to see even more things worth being grateful for! Being grateful feels good! These free printable gratitude sketchbook prompts are a fun and easy way to instill a little gratitude practice into everyday.

November 3, 2019

Growth Mindset Bookmarks- Print and Color

I have to be honest here.  The reason I create this growth mindset is stuff is about 75% for me and 25% for you, my readers and your young people.  I love reminders that what I’m capable of will grow and change as I learn, and grown, and take more risks.  This stuff is good for the soul.

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