Chinese New Year Games

Make a Chinese abacus using Cheerios or a similar cereal. Children count out 10 cheerios and string them on yarn. Attach to a piece of red construction paper. This also fits nicely with the 100’s unit since our 100 Day seems to always fall close to Chinese New Year. Group the children into a group of 10 to make an abacus with 100 cheerios. Each child makes a string of 10. Put them together from top to bottom.

Have children line up in a row putting their hands on the persons shoulder in front of them. The first person is the dragon’s head and the last person is the tail. The head tries to get the tail without the kids coming in hooked. Let the children take turns being the head!