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Chinese New Year 2025

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, becoming more widely know as the Lunar New Year, is one of the of the most popular celebrations that has been adopted across the world from Asia. It is celebrated in January or February each year. Each Chinese year is named after one of twelve animals - Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep or Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig or Boar.

Here are some ideas for celebrating Chinese New Year, including children's crafts and activities, colouring pictures, puzzles, printables and why not have a go at our unique Chinese Animal Sign Finder.

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Wordsearch and Anagrams

21 Chinese New Year Craft Activities For Kids

Easy and fun Chinese New Year crafts and activities for your kids to try, including dragons, cats, lanterns and more.

Chinese New Year Gift Ideas for Children

Chinese New Year Gift Ideas for Children

10 traditional and modern Chinese New Year gift ideas for children.

The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine is one of the 12 best childrens books about Chinese New Year

10 Beautiful Childrens Books for Chinese New Year

Ten beautiful books to introduce the story, the history and the celebrations of Chinese New Year to your kids, with stories, crafts and activities.

Chinese New year Colouring Pictures

Chinese New Year Colouring Pictures

A complete set of twelve colouring pictures of the 12 animals which symbolise the different Chinese years.

Free Printable Goldfish Colouring Picture

Goldfish Colouring Picture

Goldfish are one of the symbols prosperity and good luck which are used at Chinese New Year. Celebrate with this beautiful free printable goldfish colouring picture.

Chinese New Year Wordsearch

Chinese New Year Printables

Free printable PDF word search and anagrams for you to print off and solve.

Chinese Animal Sign Finder

Chinese Star Sign Finder

Find your chinese star sign with this handy Chinese horoscope finder.

Chinese Gender Predictor

Chinese Gender Predictor Chart

Not scientific, but you can use this fun predictor to try and guess the sex of your unborn child.

Chinese Gender Predictor Calculator

Chinese Gender Predictor Calculator

If you prefer you can use this Chinese Gender Predictor Tool, where you can input your age and month of conception to work out the sex of your child, using the predictions contained in the Chinese Gender Predictor Chart.

How to Make a Paper Lantern Easy Craft for Kids

How To Make A Simple Paper Lantern

These simple paper lanterns are a fun, quick craft to make with kids, and they are perfect for Christmas as well as Chinese New Year, Halloween or Diwali.

Firework Colouring Picture

Fireworks Colouring Pages

Another traditional way to celebrate Chinese New Year is by letting off fireworks. Fireworks are believed to have been invented in China. Here are some fireworks-themed colouring pictures to colour in.

Paper Lantern Printable Template

Paper Lantern Printable Template

A free printable PDF template to print off and decorate with pencils, pens, paint or whatever you like!

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