Chinese Lantern Craft
Use this Chinese lantern craft activity as part a preschool theme study about China or at Chinese New Year.
On the 15th of the first month of the Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival or Yuanxiao Jie, a traditional Chinese festival, is celebrated marking the end of the celebrations of the Chinese New Year.
During this festival people flock to the streets with a variety of lanterns under the full moon, watching lions or dragon dancing, playing Chinese riddles and games, and lighting up firecrackers in an vibrant colourful display.
The Chinese New Year festivities traditionally start on the first day of the lunar month and continue until the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest. Enjoy this preschool Chinese theme.
Lantern Paper CraftYou will need
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This lapbook is suited for children 5-8 years. Younger children can also join in, but will need more help with the cutting out activities.
It includes 18 different activities that focus on China, the Yangtze River, ducks, boats, compass directions, vocabulary and more!
Let your children experience the textures of different mediums and practice fine motor skills, like cutting and pasting. Tearing is also a good activity for developing fine motor skills.
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