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Download a free lesson plan: Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, has been celebrated for thousands of years. Falling between January 21st and February 20th, it marks the start of the New Year in China, and is celebrated for 15 days surrounding its Chinese Zodiac animal distinction.

In 2019, China celebrates the Year of the Pig beginning on February 5th. Download this free lesson plan to teach your 1st-3rd grade students* about this holiday celebrated on the other side of the world!

Created by VariQuest's own Education Development Specialist Carman Le, this lesson plan satisfies many curriculum requirements and is sure to engage your students!

* Meets Common Core Objectives for Grades 1-3

Lesson Activity:

In this lesson, students will read and learn about the Chinese Zodiac. They will survey their friends and family to gather data, organize it, then create a bar graph and picture graph to represent their data set.