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10 Chinese New Year Activities Kids Love

Celebrate Chinese New Year on February 16th! Welcome the Year of the Dog with these ten Chinese New Year activities, including educational activities, hands-on crafts, and traditional Chinese recipes.

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Help your kids learn about traditional Chinese New Year with these ten activities they will love.

Chinese New Year Activities

  1. Learn more about Chinese New Year as you compare and contrast with your own New Year's celebration with Chinese New Year Resources by Corkboard Connections.
  2. Find out more about the Chinese zodiac and play a matching game with a printable and instructions from Teach Beside Me.
  3. Create your own fortune with handmade Origami Paper Fortune Cookies from Unsophisticook. What does the New Year have in store for you?
  4. Get creative with a handmade Chinese Dragon Puppet for your celebration. Made with Happy makes it easy with a printable template and video instructions.
  5. Decorate for the Lunar New Year by making your own beautiful Chinese Lanterns with instructions from Nurture Store.
  6. Love creating your own lanterns? Turn the craft into a challenge with Chinese New Year STEM printable activities by STEMsational Activities.
  7. Inspire STEM-lovers and budding engineers by investigating the architecture of Asia as you Build a Pagoda with directions from Education .com.
  8. Try a traditional Chinese New Year treat with Nian Go or Sweet Rice Cakes with a recipe from Jeanette's Healthy Living. These sticky and delicious desserts are symbolic of success and family togetherness.
  9. Peanuts represent long life and prosperity. What better way to enjoy them than in traditional Chinese Peanut Cookies by Malaysian Chinese Kitchen
  10. At the end of your meal, your child will be excited to see the surprise in their Red Envelope. Recreate this fun tradition representing prosperity in the New Year with a simple template and directions from Little Passports.

Do you prefer using a ready-made Chinese New Year unit study? Sign up for the free Chinese New Year Online Unit Study.

With this homeschool eCourse, your family will access online resources to discover the history and traditions of one of the world’s most celebrated holidays. Study traditional Chinese dance and create a Chinese dragon. Then, produce an animated video to share what you’ve learned.

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Tell me, which of these Chinese New Year activities do you think your kids will enjoy?

Chinese New Year Read Alouds

The Year of the Dog (A Pacy Lin Novel)The Year of the Dog (A Pacy Lin Novel)American Born ChineseAmerican Born ChineseThe Year of the Book (An Anna Wang novel)The Year of the Book (An Anna Wang novel)Little White Duck: A Childhood in ChinaLittle White Duck: A Childhood in ChinaMy Chinatown: One Year in PoemsMy Chinatown: One Year in Poems

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