Lunar New Year Activity for Kids


Writing cards and creating banners is a lovely Chinese New Year tradition.


Gold paint, Chinese symbols stencils, red construction paper and a paint brush.


Gold is a special color. Plus it is a lot of fun.


I taped the stencil down onto the paper to limit the “sliding” of the card as we painted the stencils.


Then we waited for the cards to dry. We did two different versions as you can see in the above image. I am really looking forward to giving them to the boys’ Mandarin teacher in a few weeks. The boys had fun, learned a bit of culture and worked their fine motor skills.

If you enjoyed this Chinese New Year Activity, check out this Kids Activity with the Zodiac Calendar, this Chinese New Year Sensory Tub, this Button Snake Activity to celebrate the Year of the Snake and this great list of Children’s Book on the Chinese New Year. If that isn’t enough for you, check out my Chinese New Year Pinterest Board!

Thanks for visiting today. ~ Marnie



Founder, Publisher, Writer & Editor at Carrots Are Orange, Inc.
Marnie began Carrots Are Orange in 2010 after the birth of her first son. Carrots Are Orange is a Montessori inspired learning and living blog for parents and educators. She hails from Maine, a wonderfully down to earth place to grow up. Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999, currently living east of Seattle with her husband and three young boys. She is pursuing Montessori certification. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, PBS Kids, BabyCenter, the Melissa & Doug blog, and

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    Welcome New Year.. We Look Forward To You.. A Year Of Wonderful Happiness.. A Year Of Good Health.. A Year Of Great Success.. A Year Of Incredibly Good Luck.. A Year Of Continuous Fun.. A Year Of World Peace

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