Have you ever wondered why there is no Year of the Cat on the Chinese Zodiac?
Learn all about how the animals were chosen, which animal sign you have, and what the characteristics of that animal are!
Students will love reading an original retelling of a classic Chinese folktale, creating a Chinese New Year Hat, practicing math skills, and celebrating the Chinese New Year!
Contents in this Packet:
"The Big Race" book (color and blackline)
Chinese Zodiac (color)
Chinese Zodiac (blackline)
Chinese Zodiac Hat Project with Full Color Instructions
Find Your Animal (When Were You Born?)
Graphing Our Animal Signs
Ordinal Numbers Practice
Zodiac Animal Characteristics
**Included in the zipped file is an 11x17 template for the hat, for those who can print larger than 8 1/2 x 11. The 8 1/2 x 11" file is included in the Chinese New Year Activities pack.
Most of these activities are "Print and Go!" (You can use the pattern for the hat as is, but we recommend adding a 12" diameter circle to make it even bigger! All instructions are included.)