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Chinese New Year Festival

Let’s go learn about the Chinese New Year Festival! Children learn through interactive virtual learning tools, authentic clothing, educational objects, and lots of group discussion bring this celebration to life.
World Awareness Children's Museum
9 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 11 learners
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55 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

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Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
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Class Experience

Children will develop and discuss questions about a world community and Chinese traditions, recognize, use, and analyze different forms of evidence to make meaning in social studies, including primary and secondary sources such as, art, photographs, video, oral histories, and maps.
The World Awareness Children's Museum's mission is to bring our diverse world to children. We do this via our Museum play space in our physical building located in upstate New York, USA, through educational programs, and the international children's art exchange. Our educational programs our both in person and virtual. All of our educational programs are put together by our Education Committee and all educators who present the programs go through training. We love the rich culture of the Chinese New Year and are so excited to share this with children and broaden their appreciation for this Chinese celebration! This celebration's traditions include waving a leaf in front of the Lion Puppet to 'wake him up' for the Dragon and Lion parade, eating specific foods like wantons because they look like and symbolize gold and wealth, to cleaning up their homes so they can 'sweep' out the past years bad luck! We will study and explore this topic by trying to answer, 'What are some things that families do to get ready for and celebrate Chinese New Year?', and 'What is the significance of some of the traditions?'
Students Need: Two pencils/colored pencils to use as 'chopsticks'. They should be similar in size, and longer than their fingers. If you have authentic chopsticks they can be used and we would love to see them!
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will refer to primary resources from our 8,000+ artifacts gathered from our Museum collection and 10,000+ art pieces from our Youth Art Exchange program, relevant to this topic of the Chinese New Year and observe 2-5 pieces of children's art from China!  Some additional secondary sources used to create this program are: Foods of Chinese New Year by Stephanie Butler,, customs and traditions, to Celebrate Chinese New Year, and lists of Chinese New Year vocabulary,, of words, project ideas. Some additional resources YOU the parent could use to explore this topic are: Sam and the Lucky Money, by Karen Chinn, Happy, Happy Chinese New Year, published by Crown Books,, and

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World Awareness Children's Museum
Lives in the United States
GO! Where Children Discover the World
9 total reviews
11 completed classes

About Us

Here at the World Awareness Children's Museum, we are looking to bring our diverse world to children with multicultural programs that include interactive lessons, games, stories, virtual field trips, as well as incorporating children's art and... 
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