According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, on 22 January 2023, we’ll be entering the Year of the Rabbit. This marks the start of the Chinese New Year celebrations.

This education pack for primary schools contains teaching resources and activities to help teachers and pupils learn more about this important spring festival and explore Chinese language and culture. You can learn about Chinese New Year traditions and how the Chinese – along with some other Asian cultures - celebrate the lunar spring.

Pupils can read a traditional tale explaining why they might be able to spot the outline of a rabbit on the moon, practice vocabulary and calligraphy linked to counting pets and get creative painting rabbits with brushes and ink. They can also learn traditional rabbit proverbs and celebrate the New Year festival by making delicious, custard-filled rabbit dumplings.