Lunar New Year Activity for Kids

chinesecards Lunar New Year Activity for Kids

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

chinesenewyearstencilmaterials Lunar New Year Activity for Kids

Gold paint Lunar New Year Activity for Kids, Chinese symbols stencils Lunar New Year Activity for Kids, red construction paper and a paint brush.

goldchinesenewyear Lunar New Year Activity for Kids

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

goldstencilactivity Lunar New Year Activity for Kids

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

chinesestencilcollage Lunar New Year Activity for Kids

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


  1. I love this post too! Another one I’d love for you to link up on my linkee.
    Kristen recently posted…B es de Ballena (whale)My Profile

  2. “Its really nice. This page contain a huge amount of material. I think it would be more and more effective for all.
    Personally I like this job. Thank you for sharing. ”
    Lindayati987 recently posted…Lazer Mazers Teams up with Jose Barea and Wrigley’s GumMy Profile

  3. Looks like a winner, thanks for the great idea


  1. Year of the Snake says:

    [...] Village suggested that I use gold paint or a gold marker. Carrots are Orange reminded me to use a stencil for accurate Chinese characters should I choose to work with gold paint. Spoonful presented me with nice snake cut-out shapes. [...]

join the conversation


CommentLuv badge
This blog uses premium CommentLuv which allows you to put your keywords with your name if you have had 3 approved comments. Use your real name and then @ your keywords (maximum of 3)