This week we are focused on a list of Chinese New Year Activities in our Homeschool Preschool. 2019 is the Year of the Pig. The date of Chinese New Year is Feb 5, 2019. These are wonderful culture activities for your preschooler. We start with making chinese new year crafts, then we paint a cherry blossom painting, then we engage our fingers with a rice bin. Finally, a tale of dragons should keep your preschooler dreaming into the weekend.
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|Golden Pig Fan with Popsicle Stick||Paper Lantern||Cherry Blossom Painting||Rice Tray Pattern Tracing||Cupcake Linking Paper Dragon|
|Investigate China on a Globe||Focus on a candle flame||Free style Painting with Brush||Letter/Number naming Rice Tray||Counting the tail of the dragon|
|Coin Sensory Bin||Hanging Lanterns onto a tree||Read about the Life of Cherry Blossom||Making a Face from Rice||Storytelling of a dragon|
***All “Storytelling” activities are where the parent can make up a story for the child.
*** Sensory Activities such as playdough etc.. are straight forward so no writeup.
Pig Fan with Popsicle Stick Preschool Activity
Skills: Fine Motor, verbal, story telling
Materials: Golden Pig Print Out, Cardboard, 1 Popsicle Stick, glue
- Make the fan together with your child.
- Coloring the Pig with Crayon
- What does the pig say? Where does the pig want to go?
Character Lesson: Listening to Instructions, Persistence
Investigate China on a Globe Preschool Activity
Materials: Globe, Pen, a star sticker
- Demonstrate where China is on the globe, put a star sticker there. Ask your child to find it.
- Tracing the shape of China on the map
- Youtube kids video about China
- Making a great wall of china with lego blocks or mega blocks
Character Lesson: culture awareness
Coin Sensory Bin Preschool Activity
Skills: Sensorial, math, verbal
Materials: Coins of 3 different sizes, 3 different cups
- Ask your child to put the right coin into the right cup.
- Talk about the significance of money: what it’s used for.
- Throw the coins out of the bin on to the floor and ask your child to collect them.
- Naming the different coins.
- Counting the coins as they are sorted.
- Chinese New Year often involve giving money to children in a money pouch, ask older siblings to put x number of coins into money pouch for younger siblings.
Character Lesson: concentration
Paper Lantern Preschool Activity
Skills: Fine Motor, Verbal
- Make the lantern with your child.
- This website helped us make ours with the printout.
- Glue a cutout of a bottom on to the lantern
- Ask your child to carry the lantern at night while chasing shadow
Character Lesson: imagination
Focus on a Candle Flame Preschool Activity
Materials: Lighted Candle
- Sit with your child in front of the candle, ask your child to look at the flame.
- Set a timer to see how long your child can watch the flame.
- Practice deep breathing in front of the flame.
Character Lesson: concentration
Cherry Blossom Painting Preschool Activity
Skills: Fine Motor, Creativity
Materials: pompoms, paint, paper, brush
- Paint a tree using brush
- Demonstrate to your child how to add pompom leaves as cherry blossoms onto the tree.
- This tutorial shows a different brush to create the painting, you can try with your child too.
- Free drawing, painting using hands or pompoms.
- Tell a story of the cherry blossom.
Character Lesson: imagination, listening to instruction
Rice Tray Pattern Tracing Preschool Activity
Skills: Fine Motor, math and verbal
Materials: stick, rice, tray
- Trace letters, Numbers and Patterns in the Rice Tray
- Naming the letters and numbers
- Giving example words of the letters
- Counting grains of rice with the numbers named
Character Lesson: concentration, cleaning up
Cupcake Lining Paper Dragon Preschool Activity
Skills: Fine Motor
Materials: coffee filter paper, printout cutout, Poster Paper
- Make the dragon with your child
- Use this website’s tutorial.
- Counting the tail of the dragon
- Play a game of “hide and seek” with a pretend dragon.
- Read a story of the dragon together
Character Lesson: courage
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