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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is celebrated on Friday12th of February this year. It will begin the 'Year of the Ox'

Each year a Chinese zodiac animal is the symbol for the year. The 12 Chinese zodiac animals are: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.

Fortune Tales | The Story of Lunar New Year

In this video, learn all about the traditions and legends that make Lunar New Year one of the most exciting times of the year.

Here are some craft activities and sensory activities you might like to try at home linked to Chinese New Year.

If we were together in class we would be exploring Chinese New Year foods. Either directly with our hands (or feet!) or in Sensory bags usually on the lightbox. You could give it a go at home! And taste if you're allowed.

Bernie created this lovely Ox to celebrate Chinese New Year 🐂

CBeebies | Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) | Zodiac Story

Learn how the Zodiac years were named by the Jade Emperor.Visit CBeebies at to find even more fun games and videos for your pre...

People wish each other good luck, happiness and wealth for the new year. The words used most in good wishes are: happiness, wealth, prosperity, prosperous, auspicious 'Gong Xi Fa Cai' means 'Have a prosperous new year'

Children sometimes get oranges, sweets or coins. They make sure they give an even number of gifts or in the amount of money. So always at least two mandarins, two packets or two coins. And the number eight is considered an especially lucky or auspicious number.

Hey Relax - Calming Lanterns for Stress Relief and Mindfulness - Daily Calm

Drift off or take five with this beautiful landscape of drifting lanterns, set to calming music for a moment of daily calm, to relax, or to sleep.Music Track...