Chinese New Year Preschool Activities
Gong Hei Fat Choy! Are you ready to celebrate Chinese New Year?
Celebrating Chinese New Year is a fun way to talk about other cultures and customs. Learning about other cultures helps children develop an understanding that there are many different people in the world and many ways to celebrate important life events.
This printable preschool activity pack includes 15 easy to assemble Chinese New Year activities to supplement your Chinese New Year lesson plans.
My Chinese New Year Celebration Rebus Story & Word Bank
Learn a bit about celebrations for the Chinese New Year and support literacy development with the included rebus story and word bank.
My Chinese New Year Celebration Re-Tell the Story Props
The included props encourage children to retell the story. These pieces can be used as is, attached to a craft stick to make puppets or transfer onto felt or magnets to use with your story board.
My Chinese New Year Celebration pre-writing practice
Practice following a line from left-to-write for pre-writing practice; then cut along the lines for scissor practice.
Trace and Color Chinese New Year Words activity
Preschoolers can practice tracing skills while learning some of the vocabulary that goes along with the celebration of the Chinese New Year.
My Chinese New Year Celebration writing template
Invite your preschooler to create their own story about the Chinese New Year! Skilled writers can write their own, younger children can dictate the story to an adult and color in the picture.
Lantern Shape Clip Cards
Preschoolers identify the shape of each lantern and clip the matching shape at the bottom of the card for fine motor practice as well as shape recognition development.
Odd & Even Clip Cards
Even numbers are traditionally seen more favorable in China; as such gifts are often given in even numbers. Take the time during your study of the Chinese New Year to introduce the concept of odd and even numbers to your preschoolers.
Chinese Zodiac Signs Race to the finish game
There's no better way to learn new things than with a fun game! This roll-and-play game can be played with a partner or independently. Roll the cube then move the corresponding zodiac sign one space.
Number puzzles are a fun way for preschoolers to practice number recognition and number ordering.
Chinese Character & Zodiac Symbol Match Up Game
Matching up these Chinese character and zodiac animal symbols is a fantastic way for children to get a glimpse at another language. While trying to match up the Chinese characters children are working on visual discrimination skills necessary for reading.
Count and Clip Cards
Count up the number of objects on each card, determine the total then clip the matching number at the bottom.
As an alternative children can circle the number or place a counter such as a pom pom on the correct number.
Red Envelope Counting Mats
Practice counting with one-to-one correspondence while counting up the coins on each envelope.
Sorting Fans by Size
Sort these fans by size or practice placing in order from smallest-to-largest.
*Try printing multiple sets for extra sorting practice.
First Sound Clip Cards
Preschoolers are starting to learn about first sounds and the phonemes of each letter in the alphabet. Identify the object on each of these cards then determine which sound they start with.
Cut paste and color scenes
Match up the color image to the B&W image on each card. Try using this activity as a cut and paste to add in scissor practice.
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