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Chinese New Year Trivia Game


Grade Levels:
4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, and 7th Grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1-2 class periods

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This Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year) Trivia Game is a fun, no-prep way to teach students Chinese New Year traditions. Prior knowledge is not required to play.

Updated for 2022 – the Year of the Tiger!

This trivia game has 55 slides, and it includes:

  • 25-Question Trivia Game in Microsoft PowerPoint only (2016 or later is best)
    • All body text is editable.
    • Most questions are multiple choice.
    • Every answer slide includes additional information about the tradition in the question. This part of the game is instructional, and students are guaranteed to learn lots of new facts about Chinese New Year.
    • When you click on the dollar amounts on the game board, they disappear when you return to the board. This ensures students do not pick a question that has already been asked.
  • Google Slides will NOT work for this game.
  • Printable Game Instructions
  • No lesson plan is included, but standards addressed by this activity are listed below.

Game Categories include:

  • Red & Gold
  • Food & Drink
  • The Great Race
  • Symbols & Luck
  • Potpourri


  • Needed to open and edit – Microsoft PowerPoint (2016 or later); ability to open PDF documents
  • Items needed to play –
    • Large screen TV or projector with screen so that students are able to see the slides from their desks and
    • A way to keep track of scores (whiteboard, pen and paper, etc.).

NOTE: The author is a school librarian who lived and taught in Shanghai and Suzhou, China for six years. The questions are based on the author’s experiences in China, and additional notes are included in the Notes section of each slide.

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text. 

  • Include – B.2. – D.2. – D.3.
  • Collaborate – A.2. – A.3.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1

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