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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.
I created this bin with a base of rice I dyed red using of liquid watercolor paints. (Ours are from Discount School Supply, but you can also find other brands on Amazon.)
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
For more kid-friendly Chinese New Year activities, see my Chinese New Year Activities for Kids page and my Chinese New Year Pinterest board.
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