Here are some of the activities we have on our Montessori preschool shelves in preparation for the Chinese New Year!
On the Fine Motor Shelf
We kept our fine motor shelf pretty simple. We just have a red theme with some rice and dishes from China.
On the Art Shelf
Pin Punching animals from the Chinese Zodiac
We have red and yellow paint on the easel
Pre Literacy Activities
Sorting by Size
Sorting by Color
Oral Language Development: The Question Game
Again, we used animals from the Chinese Zodiac for our question game. Very fun!
Oral Language Development: Following Directions
Oral Development: Where is the Monkey? A Prepositions Game
Sorting photos of monkeys and tigers
Number Clip Cards
Available in the Trillium Montessori Shop
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More Chinese New Year Ideas
I adore the fun activities Jae from The Pinay Homeschooler has been doing with her children for Chinese New Year! Check out all their activity trays here!
The Pinay Homeschooler recommends these books for Chinese New year
Be sure to follow Ashley Speed on Instagram for the best book recommendations for preschoolers!
Starting to go through my shelves and pulling out books for Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day. For some reason, finding diverse books about specific holidays like Valentine’s has always been trickier than finding just everyday diverse books but I think over the years I’ve built up a decent collection. And being from Vancouver, a city that takes Chinese New Year very seriously, my collection of CNY books is vastly superior to my Valentine’s collection. I’ll be showcasing these books and others in the upcoming couple of weeks, but in the meantime- what are some of your favourite Valentine’s and Chinese New Year books for your children or students? What should I be adding to my collection?
10 Chinese New Year Activities for Preschoolers from Preschool Activities Nook
Chinese Zodiac Animal Halves Free Printable from Preschool Activities Nook
Montessori Inspired Chinese New Year Activities from Living Montessori Now
Preschool Activities for the Chinese New Year from The Pinay Homeschooler
China Themed Activities and Printables Welcome to Mommyhood
Learning About Asia from Trillium Montessori
We’ve also been enjoying the album Chinese Traditional Zheng Music by Hong Ting (Affiliate link)
Seemi holds a Master's degree in education, and an AMS Early Childhood credential. She has twenty years of experience in Montessori as a teacher, school administrator, and school owner. Seemi is the founder of TrilliumMontessori.org.