Turn up the fun at your Chinese New Year Celebrations with our easy crafts for kids and free printable Chinese New Year Printables.
Have all kinds of Lunar New Year fun with these Chinese New Year printables. Fun and festive printables including printable crafts, printable games, and coloring pages for kids.
There is so much fun to be had with all our printables. If you like our Chinese New Year Printables, then you will not want to miss our next couple of holidays including Valentine's Day Printables, St. Patrick's Day Printables, and Easter Printables.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
For those unfamiliar, the Chinese New Year is a spring festival celebrating the new year based on the Chinese calendar otherwise known as the lunar calendar.
It is a traditional Chinese holiday celebration that lasts about two weeks. During the celebrations, there are parades and families celebrate with different gifts and Chinese New Year traditions throughout the two weeks wishing their family and friends good fortune in the new year.
Chinese Zodiac Animals
With the changing of the new year of the lunar calendar, the Chinese believe each year to represent one of the twelve Chinese zodiac animals. The twelve animals include the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.
Some in the Chinese culture believe that those who are born the same year as a particular zodiac animal, that they possess similar character traits to that of the animal.
Here are the animals and the recent years they represent.
- Rat - The Year of The Rat - 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
- Ox - The Year of The Ox - 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
- Tiger - The Year of The Tiger - 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
- Rabbit - The Year of The Rabbit - 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
- Dragon - The Year of The Dragon - 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
- Snake - The Year of The Snake -1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
- Horse - The Year of The Horse - 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
- Goat - The Year of The Goat - 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
- Monkey - The Year of The Monkey - 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
- Rooster - The Year of The Rooster - 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
- Dog - The Year of The Dog - 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
- Pig - The Year of The Pig - 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
These crafts and printables are a great way to learn and celebrate the Chinese New Year. It is an important holiday in China and throughout Asia. It is a great idea to have a lesson plan around the making of the craft
Celebrate the lunar new year festive fun with these printable dragon puppets. These dragon puppets are so much fun with a printable dragon head and instructions on how to make these celebrations dragons.
These fortune cookies are a fun craft for both Valentine's and Chinese New Year. We have free printable inserts for the fortune cookies with good wishes.
Have some HAPPY celebration of Chinese New Year with this sweet printable "happy" sign in Chinese for a drum with how to make the Chinese drum.
How to make a good luck ornament with this free printable Chinese character "good luck" sign with full craft how-to.
Have some Chinese New Year game fun with this printable Chinese New Year Bingo game with calling cards. Included in the free printable are 10 bingo cards along with 25 calling cards.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with this fun Chinese New Year Word Search where there are all kinds of fun celebration words to search for.
Red Envelopes - By FirstPalette
This lucky red envelope craft is a great activity for the kids.
Chinese New Year Coloring Pages
HAPPY New Year coloring pages along with exciting Chinese New Year Word Search give the kids all kinds of fun through the Printable Chinese New Year Activities for Kids
The Chinese New Year is full of coloring fun with these different dragon coloring pages for kids including a dragon coloring by number.
This cute baby tiger coloring page is all kinds of sweet, cute, and free.
Celebrate the year of the monkey with this sweet cute baby monkey coloring page printable worksheet.
Have some fun with this cute baby dragon coloring page.
Have some drawing fun with this cute dragon drawing tutorial. We've included a free printable tutorial too.
Have fun celebrating the year of the tiger with these free printable coloring pages. 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. The next year will be in 12 years and 2034
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