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In this activity, inspired by the traditional windows and views of a Chinese garden, students will think about a view they would like to frame and create it within the octagonal shape of a leak window frame.

This activity can be adapted easily to the age of the students and the time available in class.

During Asian Heritage month, May 2021, we are offering this resource by donation! You may know that the Garden is a registered non profit society. If you would like to donate, please visit the link below. You contribution is very welcome, thank you! 


  • Teaching notes about the concepts of a Chinese Garden and leak windows, plus photocopiable materials for the activity (PDF)
  • Virtual visit from one of our knowledgeable facilitators to talk to your class on the platform of your choice about the Garden and the themes of this activity (approx 20 mins)
  • Craft materials kit: cardstock frames, bamboo-design paper straws and paper plates to create a 3-D effect frame. 

Conact us through this form for more information and to order!


This year the Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 14th. Why not explore it with our Dragon Tales lesson kit! This is based on our popular Dragon Tales program that highlights some of this ancient festival’s stories, traditional customs and food, such as zhongzi/joong dumplings.

Lesson Kit:
Includes PDF lesson plan, powerpoint, props kit and Dragon Charm craft materials. Pick up or delivery options available.
$35 + the cost of the craft + tax.
Craft: $2 EACH 19 pieces or fewer / $1.50 EACH 20+ (plus tax)

Craft Only kit:
Include all the pieces to make a Dragon Charm craft (see photo)
$2 EACH 19 pieces or fewer / $1.50 EACH 20+ (plus tax) 

Visit our website for more details! https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/schools/dragon-boating/

We have reinvented our popular Chinese New Year programs and invite you to celebrate the Year of the Ox!

Not able to come to the Garden in-person? Join us in your classroom! 

Let us help you to recreate the excitement in your school.

Lesson Kits $40 (+ tax)

  • teaching plan, Powerpoints and photocopiable material 
  • craft materials for each student to make a Chinese New Year decoration (24 pieces)

Props Kits rental $20 (+ tax)

  • decorations and photos
  • storytelling props
  • authentic lion head and percussion instruments to put on a Lion Dance parade.

Craft Kit Only $10 (+ tax) includes the materials to make a New Year decoration (24 pieces)

Visit our website for more details:


We have reinvented our popular Chinese New Year programs and invite you to celebrate the Year of the Ox!

Our Garden is temporarily closed to the public but we are open for school groups. With Covid safety protocols in mind, spots will be limited this year with adequate time in between groups for sanitization.

CNY group bookings will be available every Tuesday, Wednesady and Thursday from February 1st to February 26th 2021.

Visit our website for more details!


Not able to visit us in-person? Let us help you to recreate the excitement in your school.

Lesson Kits, props kits and craft kits are available. See separate post on this website or visit https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/schools/chinese-new-year/

Join us online!

Visit our website for free downloadable Chinese New Year learning activities, storytelling videos and more.

A Chinese Garden is so much more than a collection of rocks and plants. Enjoy a Grade-appropriate, interactive tour of the Garden and learn about Ming Dynasty family life, philosophy and arts. This tour lends itself to a variety of curriculum outcomes and our knowledgeable facilitators can adapt the tour to your learning objectives, student age or English language level.

A 30 minute Garden Tour is also available as an add-on to other programs. Contact us for more information. 

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