BPP-MKCS Lions, Lanterns, and Ribbons by Melanie Kang / book and supplemental online materials
Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Movement and Song
Each of the five songs presented here are authentic to the Chinese culture with the New Year as the unifying theme. The movement elements of each song use beautiful props including fans, ribbons, and easily made costumes. Directions and advice are given about making or acquiring these props and costumes.
All the songs are presented in English and Mandarin. Melanie has included detailed lesson plans as well as instructions and advice for singing in Mandarin. The lesson plans include several sub-activities for each song. There are movement elements, Orff instrument orchestrations, clapping games, and games that introduce fans and ribbons.
The book contains dazzling art work by Melanie incorporated in the lesson plans. Lions, Lanterns, and Ribbons is a delight to the eye as well as a wonderful new resource to introduce these beautiful songs to your mid to upper elementary classes.
Supplemental online materials are included with each purchase including full-sized visuals for projection stations, full scores for each orchestration, professionally produced audio tracks for each song, and printables.