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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Lunar New Year Red Envelopes

GRADE LEVEL: Pre-Kindergarten, Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Why the Moon Wanes: Moon Journals

In this activity, observe the different moon phases, learn about the lunar calendar, and research some Hindu traditions and celebrations.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5)
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Make a Salt-Dough Diya Lamp

GRADE LEVEL: Pre-Kindergarten, Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Decorate and Fold a Paper Fan

In Korea, paper fans are used in a traditional dance called buchaechum, which is often performed by groups of female dancers wearing colored hanboks (Korean traditional dress). Through dance choreography and movement, the fans express the beauty of nature by creating impressions of flowers, butterflies, and water.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Lunar New Year Zodiac Animals: Coloring Pages

The Chinese Zodiac is based on a twelve-year cycle and each year is linked to an animal. Find your birth year and color in your zodiac animal.

GRADE LEVEL: Pre-Kindergarten, Early Elementary School (K-3)
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Make a No-Sew Bojagi

In this activity, you’ll learn how to make no-sew bojagi that you can use to wrap a gift for a special person in your life.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Chinese Opera Coloring Sheets

Chinese operas are very long and feature complex narratives with a large number of characters. Have fun coloring in these sheets based on Chinese opera prints in the Asian Art Museum’s collection.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8)

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Design a Sari

Did you know there are over 100 ways to wear a sari? How a sari is draped can tell you about the occasion, the regional origin, and maybe even the social status of the wearer. Learn about two styles of Indian sari and then design your own on the provided template.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival

Inspired by Okamura and the Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, students will learn about California’s water distribution and drought through the integration of science, math, and art.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8)
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