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Last year I organized a Chinese New Year party for a group of families in our area. The party included crafts, food, and singing. But since we had plenty of little ones at the party, I also created this Chinese New Year sensory bin to keep them entertained. This bin turned out to be a huge hit at the party, not only for the little kids but even for some of the kids ages 6-10!
Note: For more kid-friendly Chinese New Year activities, see my Chinese New Year Activities for Kids page.
My kids helped me bury some plastic Chinese coins in the rice.
I then added an assortment of other Chinese-themed items, including:
- Images of all 12 animals from the Chinese Zodiac
- Chinese rubber ducks
- Kid-friendly Chinese chopsticks
- A lucky red envelope
The bin was beautiful, and got so much use at the party. In fact, half the rice had spilled out by the end!
I only have before pictures, however. No after pictures. 🙂
More Chinese New Year resources
More Chinese New Year posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Chinese New Year Printables Pack
- 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