Materials included in the Chinese Zodiac, Chinese New Year Unit:
3 Part Vocabulary Cards for Chinese Animals, Constellations and Symbols.
Make two different zodiac wheels one for animals, one for the constellations and their symbols.
Drawing papers to match words with pictures.
12 information cards or posters about each constellation for displaying in the classroom or for reading.
An odd and even exercise with yin and yang cut outs as all numbers to the Chinese are either odd or even. Get information on what the yin and yang symbol means.
Trace or Write the animals of the Zodiac to their Sun, Moon or planet sign.
Recipes for Chinese New Year Feast - a Plum Cake
Do activities associated with the holiday like doing a classroom cleaning, making a dragon mask, red envelopes for children to put under their pillow and ideas for making Chinese lanterns to hang in the classroom.