Chinese New Year Cantonese Teaching Activities and Resources 農曆新年粵語教材

Chinese New Year Cantonese Teaching Activities and Resources 農曆新年粵語教材

Chinese New year, arguably the most important of Chinese festivals. For Chinese around the world, this is one festival that needs no introduction. Many non-Chinese, too, are familiar with Chinese New Year

Here’s a round-up of various free Cantonese resources that I have found, so that you can seize the opportunity to to provide more immersion into Cantonese language and culture during this festive time.

1. Music

財神到 God of Wealth is Arriving Cantopop by Sam Hui

The most famous of Chinese New Year songs, 財神到 never gets old. Watch the music video and download the lyrics (with jyutping) here.

Cantonese Chinese New Year Kid’s Songs 粵語新年兒 playlist on YouTube Playlists

Fill your home with Chinese New Year Cantonese music with this YouTube playlist. Have your children sing and dance to these tunes.

2. Stories and Book Readings

Chinese New Year themed book reading series by Cantonese Mommy

Listen to Cantonese Mommy as she reads a series of Lunar New Year Books. Below is my favourite Chinese New Year book, because it is specific to Hong Kong.

Chinese New Year Cantonese Cartoons and Animations on YouTube Playlist

Watch these Chinese New Year themed cartoons and animations in preparation for Chinese New Year.

Meizhou Chinese Resources- Stories

Of the many Meizhou stories, I found two Chinese New Year Stories (with audio recordings):

These stories are from Level 2 of Meizhou textbooks. Please note the PDFs are in black and white, the PowerPoint files are in colour. (Pix on left from Powerpoint file).

3. Vocabulary and other Teaching Resources

Cantonese for Families Chinese New Year Vocabulary Lists and Banners 

You can find the following printables:

Canton Sponge Colloquial Cantonese Resources

Canton Sponge Chinese New Year

The following resources by Canton Sponge are complete with Traditional Chinese, Jyutping and English translations.

Cue Immersion Colloquial Cantonese Audio Poster

You can download the poster at their page. The poster has Traditional Chinese, Jyutping and English translations.

Also has a QR code at the top right hand corner that you can scan, and you will be directed to an audio link where you can listen to the vocabulary.

Fortune Cookie Mom

Michigan Cantonese Storytime

(New content and resources are added to the Michigan Cantonese Storytime Facebook page every few days, so do follow them for new updates.

Chinese New Year Cantonese Vocabulary Videos on YouTube Playlist

Watch some of these videos to learn more Chinese New Year vocabulary.

Chinese new Year Greetings Cantonese Lessons (with audio) by How to Study Cantonese 

How To Study Cantonese offers this Cantonese lesson, including how to use Cantonese greetings in a sentence, and the audio guide.

12 Zodiac Animals by Locy Lee

Flashcards (2 different versions)  and Zodiac Wheel printable available for free download.

4. Crafts

Hing Hing Sine Sone Cantonese school share lots of Chinese new year crafts with free downloadable templates. Videos in Cantonese can also be found on the same webpage.

Other Chinese New Year craft (available in Traditional Chinese) that are no Cantonese specific

Fortune Cookie Mom has also compiled the most comprehensive list regarding Chinese New Year resources, and I just had to include them here, even though they are not in Cantonese. (Mostly in English)

5. Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

Learn about Hong Kong customs and celebrations with this YouTube playlist or watch this video below to hear a summary of various customs.

Check out some articles about how Chinese New Year is celebrated in Hong Kong.

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