31 January 2019

Chinese New Year for Home Educating Families

Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival in China, is China’s most important traditional festival. Chinese New Year 2019 begins on 5 February and will mark the Year of the Pig.

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 our structured learning session you’ll learn about good luck traditions, taste special Chinese food, handle and investigate celebration artefacts, and hear Chinese folk tales. Even learn and write mandarin celebration words.

The children will:

  • Hear the story of the zodiac race
  • Learn how to say ‘pig’ in mandarin – 2019 is the year of the pig!
  • Take part in three carousel activities: a mystery object game, celebration food and make lucky money
  • Learn the numbers 1-10 in mandarin using body prompts

Session availability: We have one session available 2.00-3.30pm

Suitable for: 5-8yrs old
Duration: 1 hour 30mins (14:00-15:30)
Group size: There will be up to 20 children in the session

If you are a parent or guardian that would like to attend this home educator workshop with your child, you are very welcome to join in. If a parent or guardian does not want to participate, they must remain in the museum building for the duration of the workshop. A participation form will be emailed to you directly when you book a workshop space.

This is a structured learning session which includes completing activities at tables with the aid of an adult. It is not suitable for ‘unschooled’ children.

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