Chinese New Year Field Trips
Chinatown is host to one of Canada’s largest Chinese New Year celebrations. Visit us in the heart of where it all takes place.
Programs relate directly to the Social Studies curriculum and cover big ideas and content such as family traditions, diversity of community and cultures, and aspects of life shared by peoples and cultures.
2021 - YEAR OF THE OX
We have reinvented our popular Chinese New Year programs and invite you to celebrate the Year of the Ox! Join us for an in-person field trip, explore our unique kits or connect virtually with our free activities.
JOIN US IN THE GARDEN!
Our Garden is temporarily closed to the public but we are open for school groups.
With Covid safety protocols in mind, spots will be limited this year with adequate time in between groups for sanitization. Book early to get the time and date of your choice!
Chinese New Year Programs will run every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between Feb 2nd and 26th, 2021.
Click below to our online field trip enquiry form and we will get back to you!
JOIN US IN YOUR CLASSROOM!
Chinese New Year Lesson Kits $40 + tax
Craft Kit only $10 + tax
Let us help you recreate the excitement in your own school.
These kits include:
- exclusive access to a lesson plan, PowerPoint presentations and photocopiable material
- a Craft Kit with materials for each student to make a Chinese New Year craft (24 pieces per craft kit – extra kits $5)
Click below to our online Lesson or Craft Kit enquiry form and we will get back to you!
Chinese New Year Props Kit $20 + tax for 1 week rental
These kits work with the Lesson Plan and include:
- decorations and photos
- storytelling props
- authentic lion head and percussion instruments to put on a Lion Dance parade.
Click below to our online Props Kit enquiry form and we will get back to you!
JOIN US ONLINE!
Find free Chinese New Year learning activities here.
Contact our Education Programs Coordinator for more information.
Celebrating an Ox Year (Pre-K - Grade 5)
Chinese New Year is an exciting time! Explore its stories and traditions and finish the program by doing a fun scavenger hunt around the Garden OR a take-home craft.
60 minutes | $6 per student
Add Gung Hay Fat Choy/Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Chinatown Walking Tour): $10 per student
LINKS TO EDUCATOR INFORMATION (PDF):
Gung Hay Fat Choy/Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Grades 1-5)
2021 UPDATE: WALKING TOUR CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE
Combine your New Year program in the garden with a Walking Tour along Pender Street. Learn all about the history of this fascinating neighbourhood and observe the ways local merchants celebrate the New Year.