Year of the Dragon

The Chinese New Year is set for 10 February 2024, marking the beginning of the Year of the Dragon and bringing in various traditional celebrations. 

This educational pack designed for primary schools includes resources and activities to help teachers and pupils explore Chinese language and culture. You can learn about the tale of Chinese dragons and Chinese New Year traditions by experiencing the celebration of the lunar spring.

Pupils can read a traditional Chinese tale which explains the origin of four Chinese rivers, practise vocabulary and calligraphy linked to the weather and get creative making amazing dragon puppets and designs for long scrolls and ceramics. They can also learn how to spot an imperial dragon and celebrate the New Year festival by making a delicious stir-fry dish called Wandering Dragon.