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Games And Activities

From the Cambodian Coordinating Council website:
Ongkunh is a type of vine grown in Cambodia (mainly in Stung Treng and Kratie province). It consists of a large stem and contains large and lengthy fruits. Each fruit has several seeds that are circular and flat with 2 to 3 inches in diameter. As the fruit ripens, the seed becomes hard and smooth and turns dark brown. This seed is used for playing the game "Ongkunh". The game is also known as "Boss Ongkunh" meaning to throw the Ongkunh. Learn how to play. 
Leak Konsaeng (Hiding the Scarf) This is the most popular game of all the traditional games. It can be played not just during the big festival such as Khmer New year but at any time when teenagers get together. This game is also played by adults especially during the New Year. This game uses a scarf that is twisted on each end in opposite directions then folded in half to form a twisted rope. The ends are tied together as a knot to hold the twisted scarf. The end knot is served as a tail used for gripping and swinging by players. Players can swing to hit another player typically from the waist down as agreed by the team.  Learn how to play.
Teagn Prot is a tug-of-war game with teams of boys and girls pitting their strengths by pulling on the rope. Teagn Prot has a number of significant stories in Khmer culture as seen in the folktales below. Its hidden meanings extend into historical and religious realms.  Read more.

For The Classroom
Lesson Plan for Grades 2-4.  Written by Kathy Moss. 
Broken down into a four-day plan.
Day 1- Introduction and preparation activity (2 class periods)
Day 2- Maha Sahgkrant: 1st day of the Cambodian New Year (1 class period)
Day 3-Vana Bat: 2nd day of the Cambodian New Year (2 class periods)
Day 4- Loeung Sack: 3rd day of the Cambodian New Year (1 class period)
Cambodian New Year Celebration (Music and Dance) Lesson Plan for Elementary Grades
Written by Rita Green, a teacher from Lowell MA.
A music-based lesson plan around the song "Choub-Chom-Knea", a Cambodian folk song often sung at celebrations in Cambodia and in Cambodian communities elsewhere, including in the United States, during the Cambodian New Year in April and at weddings.


Printables for Kids
Year of the Rabbit coloring page from Crayola.
Year of the Rabbit coloring page from ActivityVillage.
Year of the Rabbit coloring page (trumpeting rabbit) from ActivityVillage.
Count the Rabbits coloring page (Asian themed) from ActivityVillage
Customizable Year of the Rabbit coloring page from Twisty Noodle.
A number of rabbit-themed coloring pages and activities from First-School.ws