Your students will enjoy this fun themed pennant banner that has Chinese New Year writing prompts. Perfect for 2017 or any year. This banner can be used any days surrounding the Chinese New Year. It should be a fun writing activity for 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade. Click HERE. You can now buy this banner in a bundle. How awesome!! Banners for an entire year!
Please read the writing prompts/sentence starters below to make sure they will work for your class.
This Chinese New Year writing banner makes a perfect hallway display, bulletin board display, or you can connect them to make a fun classroom banner that hangs inside your classroom. Leave it up for the entire month. These make a fun writing keepsake that parents will love reading when they are sent home.
Perfect for a whole class writing time, a writing center activity, sub writing activity, early finisher activity, morning work, homework, and so many more possibilities.
NOTE: Writing space is limited on the banners. Students are giving brief details to answer each part. An additional side of writing paper is included for more in depth writing. Just print it on the back if interested.
On this Chinese New Year themed banner activity, students will fill in the information below. Students are given a basic fact about the New Year celebrations and then they are asked a question or given a task based on the fact.
‣Chinese New Year by_________
‣Fortune Cookie Image: Kids can write a fortune.
‣Red symbolizes good luck in the Chinese culture. Many people hang red lanterns for Chinese New Year. What lucky things do you wish would happen to you?
‣Cleaning the house is a Chinese New Year tradition. It is believed that cleaning drives out the bad luck and helps people have a fresh new start in the new year. Make a list of ways you can help clean your house.
‣Couplets are written and hung in doorways. They express wishes for a good life in the coming year. Write an inspirational couplet, which is a two-lined poem that rhymes.
‣A family feast is held. Fish and dumplings are usually served.If you held a feast, what would you want on the menu?
‣Kids receive red envelopes with money from parents and grandparents. If you received $50, what would you do with the money?
‣PLUS... students will color the themed patterns/images on the banner.
‣Colorful Chinese New Year themed pennant pieces are also included to add to the banner. It adds some pep and pizzazz to your display.
‣BONUS.... (optional) a back side of writing paper is included for a paragraph or short story or an informational writing related to the theme.
Happy Chinese New Year!
For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.