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Chinese new year
Submitted by: Charity, Maud Marks
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
New Clothes for New Year by:Bae, Hyun-Joo
A Korean girl is excited about the new year, especially because it means she can get dressed in her traditional New Year's Day clothes, which take a while and some effort to get into.
My First Chinese New Year by:Katz, Karen
A girl and her family prepare for and celebrate Chinese New Year.
Bringing in the New Year by:Lin, Grace
A Chinese American family prepares for and celebrates the Lunar New Year. End notes discuss the customs and traditions of Chinese New Year.
The Pet Dragon by:Niemann, Christoph
When Lin's beloved pet dragon disappears, she searches for him far and wide until a witch helps her to reach the dragon's new home. Introduces a different Chinese character on each step of Lin's adventure.
The Great Race: the story of the Chinese zodiac by:Casey, Dawn
Relates how the Jade Emperor chose twelve animals to represent the years in his calendar. Also discusses the Chinese calendar, zodiac, the qualities associated with each animal, and what animal rules the year in which the reader was born.
Songs
Good Morning song
to the tune of "Frer Jacques":
Zao shang hoa, zao shang hoa 您好
Ni hoa ma, ni hoa ma 您好嗎
xie, xie 很好,谢谢你
Na ni na, na ni na? 以及你?
pronounced:
zow shahng how
nee how mah
whoa hen how, shay shay
nah nee nah
Vietnamese Hello song
to the tune of "the Farmer in the Dell"
Let's wave and say "Chao Ban" (chow baan)
Let's wave and say "chao ban"
let's say "hello" to all our friends,
Let's wave and say "chao ban"
Craft
Dragon Parade Puppet:
http://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/dragon-parade-puppet-coloring-page/

or coloring page of children with a dragon:
www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/winter/color/chineseny90.gif