An online search for related activities yielded a fun game for our students to enjoy after listening to and discussing the story. Many students were eager to point out that the main character acts like Jack from Jack & the Beanstalk when he doesn't come home from the market with rice but instead trades for a "useless" wok. Another student mentioned that the wok acted like Robin Hood--they both took things from the rich and gave them to people who were poor. Great connections, for sure!
This Chinese New Year game is a freebie from Sandy Cangelosi's blog Sweet Integrations. You can access the game documents when you CLICK HERE.
Easy-to-follow directions are included, as are all of the pieces necessary to play. After a quick lesson in how to play the game, students started the dice rolling and the fun ensued!