Are you looking for printable Chinese New Year activities for kids? Keep scrolling to download free Chinese New Year printables like sudoku games, bingo cards, journal pages, word searches and more!
These free Chinese New Year printables for kids was originally published January 7, 2021 and was updated January 29, 2022 and contain affiliate links which means if you purchase something from one of my affiliate links, I may earn a small commission that goes back into maintaining this blog.
Chinese New Year is one of our favorite family holidays. My husband has been celebrating it since he was born, but I’ve only really started celebrating this holiday for the past 11 years.
Now that we have kids, it’s fun to introduce them to our own family traditions and incorporate a few new ones. We’ve even spent Chinese New Year in Hawaii, which was a blast!
While we usually spend Chinese New Year with extended family doing a large dinner, this year we’re celebrating Chinese New Year at home.
So, I thought I’d pull together a few Chinese New Year party games, coloring pages, and other printables to keep my kids busy as we cook up some tasty Chinese food.
These are geared for classroom use or as Chinese New Year homeschooling resources.
You can print individual activities or download the entire Chinese New Year Activity Pack!
Be sure to check out my Chinese New Year crafts like this Chinese New Year lantern craft or this Chinese dragon craft!
Chinese New Year FAQs
Most Asian countries (like China, Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Korea) celebrate the Lunar New Year. It’s also known as the Spring Festival or Tet Nguyen Dan. You’ll also find Lunar New Year celebrations all across the United States.
Yes. It all depends on the lunar calendar, which relies on the cycle of the moon. Because of that, the date of Chinese New Year actually changes ever year. Typically, it falls between January 21-February 20th.
The celebrations are all about ushering out the old year and bringing luck and prosperity to the new one. This is done through lion dancing, passing out lucky money, banging loud drums, cleaning the house, etc.
Chinese Zodiac Signs and Years
A lot of people want to know their Chinese zodiac. Use this guide to find the year you were born and you’ll see your zodiac.
You can look up your specific Chinese zodiac to learn more about what personality traits you might possess and any predictions about your life.
YEAR OF THE OX: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
YEAR OF THE TIGER: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
YEAR OF THE RABBIT: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
YEAR OF THE DRAGON: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
YEAR OF THE SNAKE: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
YEAR OF THE HORSE: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
YEAR OF THE GOAT: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
YEAR OF THE MONKEY: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
YEAR OF THE ROOSTER: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
YEAR OF THE DOG: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
YEAR OF THE PIG: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
YEAR OF THE RAT: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032
2022: Year of the Tiger
When is Chinese New Year? It starts Tuesday, February 1, 2022. In China, it will be celebrated from February 1-15, 2022.
Families usually celebrate on Chinese New Year’s Eve with a big dinner to kick off the festivities. Red envelopes filled with lucky money are given out.
What’s Inside This Chinese New Year Activity Pack?
Chinese New Year Word Search
Elementary students will get a kick out of this Chinese zodiac word search that also includes some celebratory words.
And don’t worry, I also have the answer key!
Chinese New Year Bingo Cards
If you’re looking for easy Chinese New Year games for kids, it doesn’t get much better than Bingo!
You can download up to 10 different Bingo cards, making it perfect for classroom activities or to play as a family at home.
Download Chinese New Year Bingo Cards
- BINGO CARD 1
- BINGO CARD 2
- BINGO CARD 3
- BINGO CARD 4
- BINGO CARD 5
- BINGO CARD 6
- BINGO CARD 7
- BINGO CARD 8
- BINGO CARD 9
- BINGO CARD 10
- BINGO CALLING CARDS
Chinese New Year Sudoku for Children
These 6 easy sudoku for kids puzzles are great quiet activities for home. Kids can draw in the missing pictures.
Or, you can print several copies of the sudoku puzzles and kids can cut and paste in the missing squares.
Download Chinese New Year Printable Sudoku for Kids
- SUDOKU PUZZLE 1
- SUDOKU PUZZLE 2
- SUDOKU PUZZLE 3
- SUDOKU PUZZLE 4
- SUDOKU PUZZLE 5
- SUDOKU PUZZLE 6
- ANSWER KEYS
Chinese New Year Coloring Sheets
Kids of all ages will love these Chinese New Year coloring pages. There’s one for every Chinese zodiac.
In 2021, we’re celebrating the Year of the Ox. But, kids might also want to color in their own Chinese zodiac.
Printable Chinese New Year Coloring Sheets
Chinese New Year Writing Pages
Whether you are celebrating Chinese New Year at home or are learning about it in school, it can be nice to write down your thoughts about the holiday.
I love how open-ended this activity is. You can even add in writing prompts like these:
- What is your Chinese zodiac and how does it reflect your personality?
- Describe the different foods your family eats for Chinese New Year.
- Write a story using your Chinese zodiac as the main character.