Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (January 8, 2008)
ISBN: 0375837450,978-0375837456

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Bringing in the New Year


There are many activities you can do to celebrate Chinese New Year, just like the book!
 
Make a New Year Banner
Make special decorations to welcome in the Chinese New Year just like in "The Year of the Dog" and "Bringing in the New Year". Using red construction paper, black and gold paint, and Grace's instructions HERE have students make their own New Year banners with Chinese calligraphy. Explain calligraphy and Chinese New Year's customs to the students.


 
Send a e-card
Send a Chinese New Year greeting over the internet with this e-card!


 
Make a (safe) Chinese New Year Firecracker!
Using bubblewrap, make a fun, fire-free firecracker to loudly bring the New year in! Directions HERE


 
Draw a Dragon
Draw a Chinese Dragon using letters! Follow these simple instructions HERE!