I love spending a few days on this tradition. It’s such a fun holiday teach, filled with tons of rich culture.
Typically, for our non-fiction reading/research, I like to use Scholastic News (and yes, I keep all of the year’s sets so I have the theme when I need them to fit a theme or subject), ReadWorks.org, PebbleGo, and Reading A-Z.
Here are a few activities we get to throughout the week.
We make a dragon puppet – using popsicle sticks. It’s great as a stand-alone activity, or I actually like to glue it to the top of the compare/contrast writing activity for a little added flare.
Another fun activity we do – write about the Chinese New Year and glue it to a flap book with the dragon attached to the ends. You could also use the page without a title to do a Sam and the Lucky Money summary (or any book)
There’s a really cute directed draw from Art Hub for Kids, too – a lantern. My kids always love doing those drawings. I’ll post the link in our Google Classroom and it can be a center activity, the drawing to a writing response, OR maybe it’s an option for morning “tubs” if they’re finished with all their work.
We did a directed draw from – yep, you guessed it – Art for Kids Hub,
Have a great Wednesday!