- Do the preparation activity to help you with words from the video.
- Watch the video then play the games to check your understanding.
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Hello. We're in Chinatown for the Chinese New Year street celebration.
A lot of Chinese people live here. There are big markets here.
I want to try this.
You want to try this?
Yeah. Yes! Oh. There are lots of things to buy.
There's lots going on today.
We're going to Chinese school now. We're watching my sister Katie doing the Chinese dance.
Now it's my turn. We love dancing. We had a brilliant time.
Do you remember I made a good luck message for my mum? Well, I'm going to give it to her now. I hope she likes it. Here you go, Mummy, I made this for you.
Yeah, thank you, Abbie.
Happy New Year!
You got this message.
Happy New Year.
It's time to go and watch the parade. It's really busy and everyone's getting ready for the big parade.
The parades have started. There are big pretend lions, unicorns and dragons.
They are like big puppets. Can you see the people underneath them? Look, there's the unicorn.
The flags are really colourful.
Look, there's the lion.
Everybody's waiting for the dragon to arrive. Dragon are made-up creatures. They are powerful and friendly and they bring us good luck.
After the parade we have firecrackers. They bring good luck and are meant to keep bad things away. Sometimes they make me jump.
Firecrackers are very noisy and smoky. We had a brilliant time. Happy New Year! It's good to celebrate. Bye!
Do you celebrate Chinese New Year? Do you have any other festivals with markets, dancing, parades or firecrackers? Tell us about them!