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Free Chinese New Year Printables for Kids

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!

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

Where is the Lunar New Year celebrated?

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.

Does Chinese New Year change each year?

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.

Why is Chinese New Year celebrated?

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

2024: Year of the Dragon

When is Chinese New Year? It starts Saturday, February 10, 2024. In China, it will be celebrated from February 9-15, 2024.

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?

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!

Print out this Chinese zodiac word search that's a great Chinese New Year word search for kids. Image of a word search for kids.

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 this Chinese New Year bingo printable for kids. Image of a Chinese New Year bingo card.

Download Chinese New Year Bingo 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.

Free printable Chinese New Year sudoku for kids.

Download Chinese New Year Printable Sudoku for Kids

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 2024, we’re celebrating the Year of the Dragon. But, kids might also want to color in their own Chinese zodiac.

Chinese New Year Printable coloring sheetss.

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.
Chinese New Year writing pages for journal entries.

Chinese New Year Printable Journal Pages

Looking for more Chinese New Year activities for kids? Check out this Chinese New Year dragon craft and this Chinese paper lantern craft.