The Arabic New Year

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year is a popular tradition in classes around America. Students learn about the more than 100 kinds of calendars that still exist in the world today through celebrating the Arabic New Year. Kristie & Mohsina teach children about the different kinds of lunar new years and the difference between the Western calendar and the lunar calendars by leading a celebration of the Arabic New Year in the classroom.

Students fill out their own “lunar calendar,” play a game created by Kristie that teaches them about the lunar months, learn some Arabic jokes about the sun and the moon, and are given the opportunity to dress up in traditional clothing.

Workshop Details


Middle East-Arabic


Language Arts, Art, Music, Social Studies, Math, Science.



Standard Length


Room Setup

Classroom style seating at desks/tables with chairs

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

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