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Age Range: 7-11
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • Maths
  • D & T

A red letter day

Making a beautiful red gift envelope for Chinese New Year.

In this activity students will learn about nets within a graphics project and will have an opportunity to use a net to make a Chinese red envelope.

During the New Year in China, it is traditional to give the gift of a bright, beautiful red envelope to your friends and family. In Chinese the red envelope is known as 紅包, hóngbāo) and the red colour symbolizes good luck and prosperity. Often the envelope contains money. The envelopes are often decorated with good luck symbols like happy children, beautiful clothing and a peach.

Download the activities sheets for free below!

All activity sheets and supporting resources are free to download and are fully editable, so you can tailor them to your students’ and your schools’ needs.

Materials you will need:

  • Red card
  • Glue sticks or PVA
  • Scissors
  • Optional: gold/Silver pens to add decoration
  • Optional: pre-printed Chinese New Year images.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

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