Online Chinese New Year resources for Primary and Secondary School pupils
- Available on request
The start of the Year of the Ox falls on 12 February 2021, and the tutors at Cardiff Confucius Institute have put together a range of pre-recorded videos and activities for pupils to use at home.
These activities can either be done in a classroom, virtual classroom, at home with family or as independent learning at home.
There is a variety of resources including PDF worksheets to download, presentations and specially recorded videos to watch.
- Discover the origins and legend of Chinese New Year by learning how to make an Ox using the traditional art of paper-folding. Use your newfound knowledge to complete a festive crossword (PDF download).
- Watch these videos to find out about Chinese food specific to this time of year, and activities that run alongside such as letting off fireworks and firecrackers. Find out how to say some of festive words and phrases in Mandarin (YouTube video).
- Listen to the folk tale ‘Ma Liang and the Magic Paintbrush’ in this video. Then learn how to tell it to others in Mandarin by following steps in video 1, video 2, video 3, video 4 and video 5, and using the activity sheet and PowerPoint slides (suitable for students who have not studied the language before).
- Follow along with the instructions in this video and master the ancient art of paper-cutting. Download this extra pattern to make snow-flakes.
- Watch and learn how to make Chinese lanterns – includes instructions, a 3D calendar and template, and a sample:
- Learn about the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac as a video or PowerPoint presentation – includes zodiac wheel (PDF download) and poster (PDF download).
- Sing along with the Happy New Year song video, use the lyrics sheet (PDF download).
- You can also download our suggestions of additional online New Year’s video resources, including ‘Lucky Lunar’ New Year foods, the Lion Dance and DIY decorations.
All the videos can be found together in our Confucius Institute playlist on YouTube.
Find out more about other opportunities from our Wales China Schools project.
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About the organiser
This activity is organised by Cardiff Confucius Institute. Contact Victoria Ucele at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.