Agenda1. Listen to a Chinese New Year song.2. Learn how to say “ Happy New Year “ in Chinese.3. Story of Chinese New Year – “Nian”.4. A short video for “ 12 animal zodiac”.5. Win a prize! p6. Craft time- Let’s do a decoration together!
Learn to say “ Happy New Year in Chinese Year”Xin Nian Kuai Le
The LTh Legend of “ Nian” – “年” d f N ” There was a monster called “Nian”, it was very ugly and fierce. Nian would come out to hurt people every CChinese new year eve. People had no choice but leaving their village and hide away.
One Chinese New Year‘s Eve, a grey haired man appeared in the village. He asked for food and permission to stay for the night. nightAfter feeding this grey haired man, peopleasked him to leave the village, the manrefused and stayed Seeing that he could stayed.not be persuaded, the villagers departedwithout him.
When the monster arrived at the village, the man treated him with g , sudden burst of exploding firecrackers. “Nian” was startled by the noise, the flashes of light, and red banners flying about Then he about. Then, turned and ran away.People finally realized that the things Nianfeared most were “ Big Noise”, “ Red Color” ;“ Bright light”! g g
Since then, people kept the tradition of wearing red clothes,hanging red banners, setting off fire crackers, and lightingtheir lanterns through the night awaiting the Chinese NewYear. The custom spread far and wide and became a grand traditional celebration of the "Passing of Nian" or “Guo Nian” in Chinese. Red also has become the color of joy ever since.
2009-The Year of Ox in C Chinese ZodiacThe Chinese animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for datingthe years. According to Chinese legend, a contest washeld……
Paper cutting Art- The word of “spring” ”春“ -Use a square color paper, red is preferred. -Fold as picture shown Fold shown. - Trace the word. -Cut out unwanted area.
Quiz 1. How to say “ Happy New Year” in Chinese? 2. In the “Nian” story, what were 3 items that the monster feared most? 3. Who was the first animal /who was the last arrived in the race? 4. How many animals listed in Chinese Zodiac?5. What has happened to the cat in the race?