Let's Celebrate - Chinese New Year Story

This activity should take 5 mins

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Chinese performance


This shadow puppet story will help to develop your child’s language and literacy skills, especially their listening skills. Watching it together is a great way of encouraging your child to enjoy the whole process of storytelling.The activity is also a fun, interactive way for your child to become more aware of cultural festivals and celebrations.

How to extend the magic

Have a go at making a paper Chinese dragon together. Click through to the Make & Colour section, select 'Seasonal' and find the dragon make. When you've created your little dragon, hold him up and take him for a quick parade around the room. Swish him from side to side. You can learn more about how people celebrate the Chinese New Year by visiting the Watch & Listen area of the CBeebies website. Click on the ‘Chinese New Year’ video clip to find out how one brother and sister prepare for the celebrations.

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