Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Happy New Year!  

Chinese New Year is not for a few weeks 
but I thought I would share this simple math center idea.  

Did you know that noodles are traditionally eaten at the Chinese or Lunar New Year feast?  Why? Because noodles symbolize a long life.

This math center was created with that tradition in mind.  To create, I simply cut white yarn into various lengths and put them in a bowl.  Add chopsticks, measuring tools, a Math Talk card and you have an instant center in minutes! (If your kiddos have not used linker cubes as learning tools make sure you give them time to play with them first.)

Happy Teaching and Learning!


  1. Awesome idea! We don't do measuring for awhile but I will use this when we do! Everyone loves to use chopsticks!
    Rambling About Reading

  2. Just in time for our Chinese New Year PBL. We will have to work this into our activities.

  3. This is a great idea! I have always put a bowl of yarn noodles in my kitchen center when we study Chinese New Year but I never thought to have the kids measure the noodles. What an easy math activity!
    Keen on Kindergarten

  4. Super cute! I love this idea. Thanks for sharing!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  5. Love it! Thanks for sharing at Math Monday!

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  9. Thank you for the inspiration! I made a set of measuring noodles to share with my daughter here.


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