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Dragon Dance

Celebrate the Lunar New Year by learning about traditional Chinese folk songs and dances.
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With loud drum beats and festive parades, the Dragon Dance ushers in the Chinese New Year by warding off dark spirits and paving the way for good fortune. Create your own dragon, then clap, stomp, and dance in character as you move to the rhythmic beats of Chinese folk songs!

Materials

-media/ music player
-coloring materials
-scissors
-popsicle
-glue or tape

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Sample Activities and Instructions

Using markers or crayons, draw a picture of a Chinese dragon. Use bold colors like red and yellow to make your picture stand out!
Bring your dragon to life by cutting out your creation and folding the body of the dragon back and forth like an accordion. Then attach two popsicle sticks to the back side to make your dragon puppet move.
Celebrate Chinese New Year with some traditional folk music! While we listen to the rhythmic beats of the drums, we can use our dragon puppets as we learn the Dragon Dance.