I’ve rounded up some great Chinese New Year Activities from some of my favourite bloggers to share with you today. This year (2017) Chinese New Year starts on Saturday 28th January and is the year of the rooster. Below is a collection of sensory activities, craft and painting ideas and fun ways to learn about Chinese New Year all suitable for toddlers and preschoolers.
Chinese New Year Sensory Activities
Sensory bins are a great way to introduce celebrations and occasions with little ones, here’s a great Chinese New Year Sensory Bin by Gift of Curiosity and I love this simple Chinese New Year Sensory Bin from Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes or how about sensory play on a large scale with this Chinese New Year Tuff Spot by Tuff Spot Play
Playdough is always a hit with my little ones and Chinese New Year Playdough by Laughing Kids Learn is a lovely deep red colour and just look at the colour of this Chinese New Year Slime by Little Bins For Little Hands. Or make learning Chinese numbers funs with this Chinese Sensory Writing by Nurture Store
Chinese New Year Craft Activities
I remember making these Chinese New Year Lanterns at school they’re so simple as is this Egg Box Dragon Puppet by Messy Little Monster. This Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet from Red Ted Art even has a free printable if your drawing skills (like mine) aren’t up to scratch.
Make these traditional red envelopes Hong Bao (Red Envelopes) by Danya Banya or these Chinese New Year Drum by Gift of Curiosity would be a hit with my Little Tots. We’re a big fan of suncatchers and I love this Chinese Lantern Suncatcher by The Gingerbread House.
Chinese New Year Painting Activities
Even younger ones can join in with these Chinese New Year Paintings for Toddlers that my Little Tots enjoyed or this Chinese New Year Dragon Art by Learning and Exploring Through Play is beautiful. Or why not add a sensory element to it with this Chinese New Year Sensory Painting by Nurture Store
Learning about Chinese New Year
Adventures of Adam helps tell The Chinese New Year Story using puppets whilst The Wise Owl Factory has this fab Chinese Zodiac Free Printable. If you’re looking for a whole lesson plan this Chinese New Year Lesson Plan by Kid World Citizen has everything you need. Or why not try a fun Chinese New Year I Spy Game by Simple Fun for Kids.
What are your favourite Chinese New Year activities do with your little ones?