In this lesson children learn about Chinese New Year customs. 

They are introduced to some expressions for speculating at the beginning of the lesson that will be practised in context when they play a board game in small groups. The game will encourage players to read and speculate about customs in a fun way. At the end of the lesson children find out which Chinese zodiac animal they are.

Topic: Chinese New Year / Lunar New Year


  • To learn about Chinese culture
  • To practise language for speculating
  • To learn how to take turns, reach an agreement with a partner and respect the rules of a game
  • To develop intercultural awareness

Age: Older Primary / Younger Secondary

Level: A2+

Time: 60 minutes

Materials: The lesson plan, worksheets and board game are all available to download below as PDFs.


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