3 February 2018

Chinese New Year for Brownies, Rainbows, Cubs and Beavers

Chinese New Year is almost here! Ever wondered why fish are important to Chinese culture or how a Fu door sign brings good luck? Do you know what your zodiac animal is?

In this session, children will learn about special Chinese food and good luck traditions, handle and investigate celebration artefacts, hear Chinese folk tales, and learn and write Mandarin celebration words. After your session look round our amazing Chinese collections using our fun Zodiac Trail.

Children will:

  • Hear and participate in the story of Chinese New Year zodiac race
  • Learn how to say ‘dog’ in Mandarin – 2018 is the year of the dog!
  • Take part in three carousel activities:
    1. a mystery object game
    2. food celebrations for New Year’s Eve (including tasting)
    3. make a red envelope for New Year’s Day
  • Celebrate with a mini lion dance

Chinese New Year 2018 will begin on 16 February with the festival running until 2 March 2018.

Completion of this workshop could help towards the achievement of your ‘world culture’ badge or similar.

Suitable for: Brownie, Rainbow, Cub and Beaver Groups aged 5-10
Duration: 60 minutes
Group size: Up to 35 childrenDiscover: Chinese New Year © Mark Simmons

Session availability:

We have a limited number of workshops available for Brownies, Rainbows, Cubs and Beavers to celebrate Chinese New Year.
We advise that you book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Two 60 minute workshops will run on Saturday 3 February 2018.
Timings: 10.15am – 11.15am or 11.30am – 12.30pm.

Planning on having a picnic as part of your visit? Free use of our lunch room is included in the cost of your workshop. Please request this.

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