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Chinese New Year Activities and Crafts

Chinese New Year activities and crafts help your child celebrate with dragons, lanterns, and chopsticks! Celebrated each year in January or February, Chinese New Year is a multi-week celebration in which people exchange gifts of good fortune, eat symbolic meals, and throw festive parades to scare off evil spirits. Our Chinese New Year activities and crafts will help your child participate in the festivities as he constructs decorations, puppets, and traditional foods. Make Chinese dumplings, leave wishes on a tree, or fold fortune cookies with these Chinese New Year activities and crafts. Try our Chinese New Year activities and crafts with your child this winter.

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Shed some 'light' on the Chinese culture while brightening up your home. Teach your child the Chinese character for good luck with this lantern craft.
Chinese New Year
First Grade
Make a wish upon a tree with this craft that also helps your child learn more about Chinese culture.
Chinese New Year
Second Grade
Cook these dumplings with your kids to ring in the Chinese New Year or any day you're craving tasty homemade food!
Chinese New Year
High School
Make your very own fortune cookies from paper and share good fortunes with family and friends.
Chinese New Year
Fifth Grade
Put your kid's Internet research skills to the test with this activity that will help him learn more about the history and cultural significance of fireworks.
Chinese New Year
Fourth Grade
In this activity, your child will create a red envelope that can be filled with money to spread good will and ward off evil spirits in the New Year.
Chinese New Year
First Grade
Celebrate Chinese New Year by teaching your child how to use chopsticks!  She'll build her math and fine motor skills as she does this activity.
Chinese New Year
Kindergarten
During Chinese New Year festivities, you see lanterns everywhere. Your child can make her very own red and gold lanterns to display at home.
Chinese New Year
Preschool
Every day can be Chinese New Year with a dancing dragon that your child can make at home.
Chinese New Year
First Grade
Shadow puppets are a traditional form of folk art that originated in ancient China. Help your child create his own puppet and put on a show!
Chinese New Year
Fifth Grade
Chinese New Year is a time when many different luck-bringing rituals are performed. In this activity your child will create a lucky trinket.
Chinese New Year
Second Grade
Teach your child about Chinese New Year by creating a dragon float inspired by the brilliant traditional ones seen in Chinese new year parades.
Chinese New Year
Third Grade
Chinese New Year is right around the corner, so why not help your child make festive and tasty rice balls to celebrate?
Chinese New Year
Fourth Grade
Make this dragon relief with your first grader to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and teach her about an important part of Chinese culture.
Chinese New Year
First Grade
In this activity, your child will create a fun lion mask and learn a little about Chinese culture too!
Chinese New Year
Kindergarten

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