Lunar New Year Ideas for Preschooler

Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in China and is celebrate in a total of 22 countries. Vietnam (where it’s known as Tet) South Korea (where it’s known as Solnal), Philippines, Tibet (where it is called Losar) Singapore, and more

Free Matching Printable  – this printable will include flags from: China, South Korea, Philippines, Tibet, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand

Match the flags, play a memory game or look at a world map together and place each flag to its corresponding country. You can use this printable in so many ways and adapt it to your child’s level. 

In 2022 Lunar New Year will be celebrated on February 1 and is a great opportunity to talk about different cultures, foods, music, celebration…..

LUNAR NEW YEAR is centered around welcoming the new and the good. 

Some traditions include: putting up decorations, offering sacrifices to ancestors, eating a celebratory meal with family, giving red envelopes and other gifts, fireworks, watching lion and dragon dances. 

Free Printable – Silhouette matching: Chinese Zodiac Animals (3 and up)

Matching pictures to their silhouettes is a necessary skill for pre-reading children. Practicing this skill will help your child classify items and identify relationships between them. This can also be used as a pre-geometry learning.

Chinese Mythology: Story behind the Chinese Zodiac 
Book Recommendation – “The Great Race: Story of the Chinese Zodiac” (the kindle version is FREE)

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Published by Christelle

Former Montessori School Teacher and Child Life Specialist. Specialize in early childhood education.

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