Chinese New Year Wordsearch

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What? You forgot it? No way!  The Lunar New Year, also called the Spring Festival in China and Hong Kong, falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice. It usually occurs between mid-January and mid-February. This year, the Chinese New Year fell on Tuesday, Feb. 1.  It is called the year of the tiger! Some traditions include lighting firecrackers and decorating with red lanterns. People also exchange red envelopes filled with lucky cash. The color red is loved by the Chinese people because it represents happiness and good fortune. Now, you know!

Word searches develop spelling skills, extend vocabulary, and emphasize pattern recognition. Find all the hidden words! Enjoy replaying one of your favorite word searches. Each time you replay it, the words are reordered to make it more challenging.

Word Search Instructions:

1. To view vocabulary words in the boxes below the puzzle, click on each box.
2. To play, click on the first letter of the word and then click on the last letter of the vocabulary word to highlight the entire word in the puzzle.
3. Words may be found going forward, backward, up, down, or diagonally.
4. After each vocabulary word is found, each word in the box will have a slash through it if clicked on.
5. Once you have completed the word search, a message will say CONGRATULATIONS! YOU WIN!
6. Have fun!

Mobile version may vary. (Word Box: Chinese, year, tiger, luck, red).

Homeschoolers: sketch/color an illustration. Theme: good luck. Read the inspiring story called “The Bamboo Cutter” in Learning to Read: Fairy Tale Adventures. Describe Taketori’s good luck. Write about your good luck.

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About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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