Celebrate the Chinese New Year with these cute Chinese New Year Bingo Printable Cards and Calling Card. Free Fun for the whole family!
This Chinese New Year Bingo game is sure to provide lots of family fun celebrating the New Year. It's a fun idea to learn about the Chinese New Year also known as the Sring Festival in small groups and play some Chinese New Year Games.
Chinese New Year is one of our favorite celebrations. While it is one of the most important holidays in Chinese culture, it is also celebrated by almost a fourth of the world's population! Celebrate with some Chinese traditions and have fun with some great games to ring in the New Year.
Chinese New Year Games
Nothing makes us HAPPIER than a fun celebration and one of our favorites is right around the corner – Chinese New Year! We’ve got all the things to help you learn all about this festive holiday. We’ve got free printables including our Chinese New Year coloring pages and Chinese New Year word searches. But we especially love these super cute Chinese New Year bingo cards!
Our Chinese New Year Bingo game is perfect for kids who are interested in learning about other cultures. Our 10 unique game boards are a fun way to learn about the Chinese zodiac signs. Each board has the animals of the Chinese zodiac for an adorable and colorful game. Of course, kids love monkeys, rabbits, dragons, and tigers, but these game boards make even the rats, pigs, and snakes look cuddly and cute!
These game boards will help kids learn the 12 animals of the zodiac called the Chinese Zodiac Animals and the meaning behind each animal. It’s a great opportunity for kids to explore their own character traits and see if they match their zodiac animal.
Because our Chinese New Year bingo is printable, you can print for friends. Bingo is a great activity for any group of kids. With so much to learn about Chinese New Year, it’s like giving the gift of curiosity. As one of the oldest and most storied cultures, China is rich in traditions. Our printable bingo cards are a great way to get kids excited to learn more.
Learning About The Lunar New Year
Curious kids will love discovering even more about this popular holiday. Like, why is it sometimes called Chinese New Year and sometimes called Lunar New Year? The holiday is based on the Chinese calendar or the Chinese Lunar Calendar – which is based on the phases of the moon. So, the names are often used interchangeably. This also means the holiday doesn’t always fall on the same dates every year.
But why limit the fun to just the kids? Bingo games are fun for the whole family. Create a family fun night and celebrate the Chinese New Year with this fun Chinese New Year bingo game. Decorate the house in the traditional auspicious colors of red and gold and don’t forget the snacks! Serve tasty food with a little cultural inspiration – like dumplings, noodles, and good fortune mandarin oranges.
If your family likes a bit of friendly competition, give out prizes. Chinese children often receive red envelopes with cash for Chinese New Year, but you could also give gift cards.
Our Chinese New Year bingo printable game is a great way to introduce your kids to a fascinating culture. Challenge them to learn even more about how this festive holiday is traditionally celebrated, what kinds of foods are served, and what all the different symbols and signs mean.
Don't miss our Chinese New Year Fact For Kids where you will find out all those fun traditions.
Supplies For Chinese New Year Bingo
This is similar to a regular bingo game in that you’ll need:
- Bingo cards – Download them at the bottom. Remember one per person.
- Calling sheet – Included in the download, cut them out and mark as you call each item.
- Bingo markers – I recommend using something small like Happy Chinese New Year Stickers, Chinese Good Luck Coins or Gold Hershey Kisses.
- Prizes – I have put together a list of fun Chinese New Years prizes, also at the bottom of this post to get you started.
How Do You Play Chinese New Year Bingo?
Playing bingo is a fun game all year long. We store our bingo games with our game boards and pull them out each Chinese New Year and play often leading up to the two weeks of Chinese New Year celebrations.
You First start by downloading your bingo cards. Once you have downloaded them, print them out. One for each person.
Cut out bingo cards as well as all the calling cards. Pass out the bingo cards and place calling cards into a bowl or hat and mix them up.
Set the rules for each game.
Hand out candies, coins, or small items to mark the item that has been called. Pull a calling card out and describe the player and the item. “Dragon”, “Snake”, etc.
Once the player has completed the set pattern, they yell “Bingo” and they win!
Alternative Bingo Games
Few Types of Bingo Games
- Classic Bingo Pattern – Five spots in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
- Blackout – Fill all spots on your bingo card
- Patterns – Set a specific pattern (shapes, letters, or specific rows or columns)
Chinese New Year Bingo Prizes
Having prizes for Bingo is always a great idea because everyone likes rewards. And since you are playing this game for Chinese New Year there are so many great ideas to include
Some of our favorite Chinese New Year game prizes are:
- Fortune Cookies
- Magic Color Dragons
- Chinese Paper Fans
- Mini Chinese Paper Yoyos
- Chinese Paper Dragon Toy
- Chinese New Year Gift Card
Additional Chinese New Year Bingo Questions
Now that you are ready to play Chinese New Year Bingo, here are a few questions you might have.
How do you print bingo cards?
In order to print your bingo cards, you simply enter your email below. It will then take you directly to the pdf of the bingo cards and calling cards. Hit print and then print out using cardstock.
How long does a game of bingo usually last?
Each game typically takes about 10 minutes. This can vary slightly depending on the number of people participating and how quickly you call the items.
Winning Chinese New Year Bingo
For the classic bingo, it could be reached in as few as four calling cards. That would be in the case the FREE space is utilized. Otherwise, the other rows require 5 in a row.
We have other fun activities including printable Chinese New Years' crafts including Chinese Dragon Puppet, Chinese New Year Good Luck Ornaments, Chinese Drum, and Chinese New Year Activities For Kids.
We highlighted this Chinese New Year Printable along with some other fun kid's crafts in our January Crafts for Kids along with our 101+ Easy Craft Ideas for kids.
You also do not want to miss our 101+ Free Kids Printables full of Crafts & Coloring Pages.
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- FREE PRINTABLE CHINESE NEW YEARS WORD SEARCH
- TIGER COLORING PAGES
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Download Your Free Chinese New Year Bingo Printable
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