Chinese New Year is all about the dragon and the bling.
So you need a dragon with a bit of pizazz.
Pizazz on a budget (especially for a kindergarten class of 20), can be tough. But here is an easy and effective way to make a Chinese New Year dragon.
Each child paints a paper plate red. Bright red. No white spots.
When the plates are dry, the children glue 5 gold dots onto their plate.
It's good for reinforcing the concept of 5, and that 5 objects can look different, but it is still the same quantity. We also discover that with 20 children in the class we have 20 dragon tail plates each with 5 gold dots; that makes 100 gold dots.
Then the dragon goes up on the wall.
I made the head by enlarging a dragon picture from some Chinese New Year teacher clipart. Red Ted Art has a free dragon puppet printable that could be enlarged.
A pretty impressive Chinese New Year dragon that everyone helped create.