Resource Roundup: Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year takes place on Monday, February 8 this year. Looking for some fun and informative resources to use in your classroom or library? Start here!

Follow Nikki’s board Celebrating Chinese New Year in the Library on Pinterest.


Holidays For Children: Chinese New Year

A great video from Schlessinger Media with teaching resources available here on SAFARI Montage. The video provides a history of the Chinese New Year and Chinese Zodiac.

Let’s Celebrate: Chinese New Year

A video put together by the BBC about Abbie, a girl from China who lives in Liverpool. This video is also available through SAFARI Montage.

Why the Rat Comes First

An introduction to the history of the Chinese New Year, put together by the Asian Art Museum.

Fortune Tales: The Story of Chinese New Year

A history of the Chinese New Year put together by your favorite fast food restaurant, Panda Express.


Chinese Fables: The Dragon Slayer and Other Timeless Tales of Wisdom by Shiho S. Nunes and Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard

Little Monkey King’s Journey by Li Jian, translated by Yijin Wert

Celebrating Chinese Festivals: A Collection of Holiday Tales, Poems and Activities by Sanmu Tang

Chinese Zodiac Animals by Sanmu Tang, translated by Zhu Jingwen





Lee and Low have an excellent PDF of recommended titles to read and activities to go with them.

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