Happy Chinese New Year!

If we were at nursery, we would be exploring Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year began on Friday 13th February this year. There are 12 different animals that represent each year, these are known as the Chinese zodiac signs. This is the year of the Ox. What year were you born in?

Dancing Lions

Here is a video of a performance with dancing lions to celebrate Chinese New Year!


To link Chinese New Year into our numeracy/mathematics week on the blog, let’s make some patterned chinese lions. Here’s an example of one I made.

Can you spot the pattern I created?

I used an egg box, straw, googly eyes, a chocolate wrapper, some paper, paint and blue tack and tape. You can make your own using anything you have lying around the house.