Celebrate Chinese New Year for Kids with these ideas for teaching your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students with this delightful Chinese New Year Preschool Theme! From engaging Chinese new year activities for preschool to free Chinese new year printables, kids will have fun celebrating of February 12th, 2021!
Chinese New Year Year for Kids
From large red dragoons to colorful lanterns, red envelopes filled with money and more – celebrate Chinese New Year for kids with these fun, engaging activities to make learning fun the whole week. We have ideas for Chinese New Years crafts, math, literacy, history / geography, and so much more! Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler you will love incorporating these educational activities into your learning this week!
Chinese new year theme for preschool
Use one of these two options for using books in your Chinese New Years theme:
- Read a different book each day of the week, Monday through Friday.
- Or read your favorite book each of the week. Don’t worry about boring your kids as they love repetition so don’t worry about boring them!
Pick one or all of these 5 excellent books to read with your preschoolers:
Chinese new year crafts for kids
Celebrate local costumes and art by making the iconic dragon in various crafts for Chinese New Year:
- Make a waving lucky cat craft
- Create a simple paper plate dragon
- Make paper blossoms for Chinese New Year
- Try this easy paper dragon craft with your kids
- Create a moveable paper plate dragon with your kids
Chinese Math Activities
Practice counting, skip counting, counting money, and more with these free math activities with a fun China theme!
- Practice counting to 100 with fun Around the World Puzzles
- Improve your kid’s ability to analyze quantitative distance with this fun STEM Activity
- Enjoy these Chinese New Year Addition Puzzles
- Practice math using this red envelope printable
Chinese Literacy Activities
Start by learning about china, her people, her customs, and the amazing landmarks like the great wall of China and the terra cotta warriors with this china printable book or these free China coloring pages. Now try another China literacy activity:
- Make a fun dragon corner bookmark
- Enjoy amazing books about Chinese New Year
- R is for Rat! Make a rat puppet to celebrate the year of the rat
- Learn the Chinese version of Cinderella
Chinese new year activities for preschool
From silly slime to the classic chinese lantern craft, a monkey drum to celebrate the year of the monkey, or a paper plate twirler – we’ve got lots of fun ways to ring in the Chinese New Year with kids!
- Try this Chinese New Year slime and activity
- Make Chinese Lanterns out of cheese
- Your kids will love playing with a paper plate twirler
- This monkey drum is great for kids to play
- Check out this fun Chinese lantern sun catcher activity
Chinese new year printables
Finally, don’t miss all these super cute and free Chinese new year printables for kids to color zodiac animals, Chinese Dragon coloring pages, learn about the zodiac, make their own Dragon face mask, make a banner, and more!
- 12 Zodiac Animal Coloring Pages
- Chinese Dragon Coloring Pages
- Chinese Zodiac Wheel
- Paper Chinese Dragon Craft
- DIY Dragon Mask Printable
- Chinese New Year Banners
Looking for way to learn more about China for Kids? You will love these ideas, china workshets, china printables, and china activities for kids of all ages:
- China Information For Kids – free printable book to read color and learn
- Free Printable China Coloring Pages
- Super cute pack of Chinese New Year Worksheets
- Chinese New Year Worksheets with Do a Dot markers
- Fun Chinese New Year Crafts and Activities for Kids
- China I Spy Worksheet
- Chinese New Year Activities for Preschool