Who’s better suited to creating lessons about Chinese New Year than a Hong Kong-born mother. In fact, Author Hingman Chan has created enough multicultural education resources to be called prolific. And although there have been many childrens books wr
itten about the annual celebration, few have included activities that engage their readers. That is, until Hingman Chan created a book called Celebrating Chinese New Year: An Activity Book.
Through her book, the author educates elementary school-aged children about the customs, history, and background of how this celebration became one of the biggest ones for the Chinese people. It’s become a great resource book. More than that though it gets your young readers involved in the learning process. There are many activities to engage children, from making a paper lantern and dragon puppet to coloring the zodiac animals. You can also make a panda and create sings using Chinese characters. These activities range from sophisticated for your older kids and less complicated ones for your younger ones. This is a great book for any teacher looking for new and exciting ways to teach their students about the customs and traditions of Chinese New Year.
Celebrating Chinese New Year: An Activity Book is
a wonderful resource for schools or other groups that want to learn about different cultures. It offers fun and easy-to-reproduce crafts for every part of the Chinese New Year celebrations, like the hexagonal candy boxes. Directions for these crafts are written clearly and concisely, so that kids between 5 and 10 can follow them. The 32 pages include straightforward graphics that show the spirit of closeness and respect for tradition that are highlighted in this amazing holiday.
As you can see, Celebrating Chinese New Year: An Activity Book is a tremendously fun book that engages children ages 5 to 10 in a way that most books cannot. It’s fun and easy to use, and will help teach kids about this fun celebration for the whole
family. And best of all, these activities have been tested by teachers and their students, which is exactly what Hingman Chan was hoping for. She just wanted to share her knowledge of this great tradition, and it looks like it worked!