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This year, Chinese New Year begins on Thursday, February 19. This year ushers in either the year of the goat or the year of the sheep; the answer depends on who you ask. (This site has a good explanation of why some people say it is the year of the goat and others say it is the year of the sheep.)
The last two years I organized a sizeable Chinese New Year party for families in our area.
This year, however, I had so many other responsibilities that I could not handle planning and carrying out a large Chinese New Year party again.
Nonetheless, our family will still celebrate Chinese New Year, although in a much smaller way.
If you plan to learn about or celebrate Chinese New Year, I hope you’ll find some educational resources for your kids in my Chinese New Year Printables Pack.
Note: For more Chinese New Year Printables, see my Chinese New Year Activities for Kids page.
My Chinese New Year Printable Pack contains 76 Chinese New Year printables with activities for kids ages 2 to 7. The activities in this pack cover a range of skills, including:
- shapes and sizes
- same vs. different
- fine motor
- math (number identification, counting, addition, subtraction)
- literacy (letter identification, alphabetical order, phonemic awareness, word searches)
Many of the activities have multiple versions so you can tailor the activity to your children’s developmental level(s).
Here is a sneak peak at the some of the pages included in this pack:
And here you can see my kids completing some of the activities in the pack.
My daughter worked on number order.
I put the printable into her Crayola Dry Erase Activity Center.
This allows me to re-use the printable several times. It also makes it very easy for my kids to erase their work and start over if they make a mistake.
Of course, this printable turned out to be way too easy for her, so there were no mistakes and no need to redo. 🙂
My daughter also worked on ABC order with an alphabet trail printable.
This time, I was glad I had put the printable in her Crayola Dry Erase Activity Center because she made a couple of errors as she went along but was able to easily correct them.
I’ll be sure to have her try this printable on another day so she can continue working on this skill.
Finally, she worked on ABC order with this printable that required her to fill in the missing letters.
She used our lower case crepe rubber puzzle as both a resource for checking for the correct order as well as a source for getting letters to fill in the blank spaces.
My son, meanwhile, worked on subtraction with this fire cracker subtraction worksheet. His math skills have really improved this year!
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More Chinese New Year resources
More Chinese New Year posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Books about Chinese New Year
- Chinese New Year drum craft
- Chinese New Year Do-a-Dot Printables
- Chinese New Year lantern
- Chinese New Year Bingo
- Chinese New Year coloring pages
For more kid-friendly Chinese New Year activities, see my Chinese New Year Activities for Kids page and my Chinese New Year Pinterest board.
Thanks for so many wonderful ideas and activities. We will enjoy them next month when my kindergarten class celebrates Chinese New Year.
The Chinese character “Fu” tradationally is displayed upside down because “upside down” is translated as “return” or “has arrived.” The translation is “Good fortune has come.”
Thanks for the helpful link! This is really interesting to know.
very good idea!