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Resources for the Classroom

I’m running a Writing YA workshop at Writing NSW in June. Details here.

Teachers’ Notes for Freedom Swimmer are available for download from Allen & Unwin.
Want to use Chook Chook in the classroom? Or just after some rainy day activities about Chinese Culture?

Here you’ll find colouring sheets, DIY craft ideas, links to resources and more. You can use them in a classroom or at home. Primary school classroom teachers may find them useful in promoting the Cross-Curriculum Priority of Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia in their lessons.

Want to see something here? Please drop me a line – I am eager to help out with developing primary school resources!

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  • Make your own Chinese Paper Lantern – a fun craft activity for home or the classroom. Follow the instructions to make your own festive new year lantern.
  • Chinese New Year Colouring Sheet one of the most important icons of the Chinese New Year are the colourful dancing lions. Download and print this PDF sheet to colour in your own stunning Chinese New Year lion.
  • Chinese Zodiac Sheet – Do you know your Chinese Zodiac sign? 2014 is the year of the horse while 2015 will be the year of the sheep. Download this colouring sheet to find out what your Chinese Zodiac Animal is – then find out what your sign means.
  • Chinese Food and their Meaning (NEW!) – did you know that many of your favourite Chinese dishes have a deeper cultural meaning? Can you match the food to their significance? Answers here.

For the teachers