We've been having a fun time learning about this holiday and marking the occasion with a special activity - making Chinese New Year good luck banners! First, we read this book:
Then, we talked about the 'Fu' symbol and how these banners help welcome good luck to those who hang them in their homes. Finally, I showed the children an activity I put together to make our own Chinese New Year good luck symbols. I was going to have the kids place these on some decorative tree branches inside the classroom, but they had the better idea to hang them up around our door in the classroom instead!
This material is set up for two children to complete at a time. After coloring four sticks and the good luck symbol, the kids assembled their popsicle sticks onto the paper symbol. Then, they each glued a lucky penny onto their project. After they dried, we taped some ribbon to the back.
|We read this book at circle time.|
|Materials for Chinese New Year good luck symbols: Popsicle sticks; Tap-n-Glue bottles; two red markers and two pencils; copies of small 'Fu' symbols; 'lucky pennies'.|
|Ready for some good luck!|
|Here is a collection of symbols which hang along the sides of the door inside our classroom.|
Happy Chinese New Year!