Chinese New Year 2024 - year of the dragon

Resources to support teaching and learning about the Chinese New Year 2024, the year of the dragon, which starts on 10 February 2024 and lasts until 28 January 2025. The date changes every year as it's decided by the Chinese lunar calendar, which is based on the cycles of the moon and sun and is generally 21–51 days behind the Gregorian (internationally-used) calendar. 



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Designing and making Chinese dragon masks

In this activity from the IET, pupils use the theme of Chinese New Year to design and make a Chinese dragon mask. They will investigate the importance of colour and the dragon to Chinese culture and use this information when designing their products. They will make two masks, one using an existing template, and...

Flying dragon

This activity provides pupils with the opportunity to explore the overlap between art and engineering. Pupils can work individually or as part of a team to design and build a moving model of a flying dragon. Pupils will learn what a crank is and how they work, how to measure the forces of a crank and how to build...

Chinese zodiac code breaker

In this code-breaking activity from the IET, pupils carry out maths calculations to break codes based on the zodiac animals of the Chinese New Year. 

The activity could be used as a main lesson activity to reinforce basic...

Chinese zodiac animal wheel

In this activity pupils will learn about cutting and assembling a simple graphic product from a template. Children will cut out the circle templates for the Chinese zodiac animal wheel and also learn about the twelve different animals.
The activity could be used as a main lesson, to teach learners about simple...