Celebrating Chinese New Year

Jan. 8, 2020

Chinese New Year, also referred to as the Lunar New Year, is the Chinese Festival celebrating the new year on the traditional Chinese/Gregorian calendar. It’s a major holiday in Greater China and is celebrated in several countries. Here at 2Simple, we celebrate Chinese New Year using Purple Mash, with a huge variety of resources and activities to use in your classroom to ensure your students learn about the importance of this festival for many cultures across the world. This year the festival will be celebrated on Saturday, 25th January.

Writing Projects

With Purple Mash, we have several resources for you to use to celebrate Chinese New Year with your students. Start your research by using our Chinese New Year Research activity to find out all about the festival and then you can write a newspaper front page all about what happens.


Show your Mandarin skills by using our Chinese Writing activity and learn how to write the numbers 1-10. Show how artistic and knowledgeable your students are by designing a poster to place around your classroom about the festival.

Paint Projects

Over Chinese New Year, you will see many fireworks displays and you can use 2Paint in your classroom to design your own firework display or use our Chinese fan activity to design your very own traditional Chinese fan. Get as creative as you can to show how you will celebrate Chinese New Year.

Mini Mash 

For the little ones, we have some resources you can use in the classroom through Mini Mash. Use our labels alongside the pictures to test your pupil's knowledge of what each picture is. For a Funky Fingers activity, why not use our Time Savers templates and cut around the pictures to make finger and stick puppets, or even use these to be labels and badges!


Competition time

To celebrate Chinese New Year, we are offering you the chance to get involved in a 2Simple competition. Use our Chinese New Year Poster template here to design the best poster for us to use at 2Simple HQ to celebrate the festival. Your school will receive a goody bag and your poster printed. Email marketing@2simple.com your entries by Monday, 20th January. Good luck!

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