We learnt about The Legend of Nian and discovered why fire crackers are used as part of the celebrations. We also watched videos of traditional celebrations and learnt about the lion and dragon dances.
We made lanterns which are often used as decorations to celebrate Chinese New Year. These are often red as the color symbolises good luck.
The children also enjoyed trying some Chinese food. We talked about how Chinese New Year is similar and different to celebrations they take part in. What a wonderful week of learning!