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Chinese Lanterns

Learn about Chinese culture, celebrations, and traditional symbolic writing then include characters and images in an original paper lantern decoration.

Chinese New Year Music Idea

Students are to learn the song Go A Tin, which means “lantern bright.” Lanterns bring good luck for the New Year in the Chinese tradition. You can find this song in the Share the Music textbook series for grade 2. This song is great for grades 3 and 4 to learn as well. If you do not have access to this song, any Chinese music will do. Listen to it or if you have a student with a Chinese family who can come and teach a song, then learn the song and sing it! After learning the song the students can make their own lanterns.