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British Council Year of the Rat education pack

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The British Council has created education resources packed full of exciting ideas and activities from across the curriculum to help teachers and pupils celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 and the Year of the Rat.

  • Play the sound files and practice saying the names of different Chinese festivals and greetings in Mandarin. 
  • Read a traditional story about a pair of ambitious rat parents trying to find a husband for their daughter. 
  • Get creative making rat finger puppets, Tangram puzzles and steamed rice dumplings.
  • Learn together about Tomb Sweeping Day, the Spring, Moon and Dragon Boat Festivals, and read letters from Chinese children about how they celebrate with their friends and families.

The resources are suitable for the primary years and are adaptable for early secondary years and older years.

See britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find/classroom/year-of-the-rat.

First published 20 December 2019