Chinese New Year is Coming – Happy Year of the Rooster!

Chinese New Year begins January 28 this year, and it is the Year of the Rooster. The European zodiac has the 12 astrological signs that have different meanings and are associated with the months of the year. In the Chinese zodiac, there are 12 different zodiac animals (Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig), each one is associated with an entire year; so the birth year is considered more significant than the birth month. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster - if you were born in a year of the rooster this year is said to be unlucky for you and you should be particularly prudent and careful this year!

Today's Friday Freebie is an activity from our Chinese New Year curriculum plan, Chinese Zodiac Play Dough. If you are interested in getting the whole curriculum plan for Chinese New Year for your service, sign up now to the Early Years Resource Factory for access to all our curriculum plans, create a monthly newsletter for your service, and use our hundreds of printable notices, records and forms. If you aren't ready to sign up, you can try EYRF out for free for 7 days.

You can also purchase the Curriculum Pack for only €20 from the Early Years Shop which includes the Chinese Zodiac curriculum plan and 80+ more activities and printables.

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