Last year I found a really cute Chinese New Year's dragon craft, and tried it out with the kiddos. I found it via Pinterest.com, at two different sites: http://blog.kangarooboo.com/2011/01/ and http://babyccinokids.com/blog/2012/02/14/fire-breathing-dragons/. The children really enjoyed it, and got quite a fine motor workout making their dragon! As a bonus feature, blowing through the dragons is a deep breathing and calming activity - something most teachers of 3 - 5 years olds will welcome!
This project was completed over a couple of days, as we had to paint the cardboard tubes and then let them dry completely before decorating them.
For those of you who are working on sight word reading, and want a fun reading activity for Chinese New Year, here's a link to a fun activity I created recently. I hope you like it!
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year!