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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Every day can be Chinese New Year with a dancing dragon that your child can make at home.
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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.
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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.
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Make your very own fortune cookies from paper and share good fortunes with family and friends.
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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.
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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.
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During Chinese New Year festivities, you see lanterns everywhere. Your child can make her very own red and gold lanterns to display at home.
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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!
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Cook these dumplings with your kids to ring in the Chinese New Year or any day you're craving tasty homemade food!
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Make a wish upon a tree with this craft that also helps your child learn more about Chinese culture.
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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.
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In this activity, your child will create a fun lion mask and learn a little about Chinese culture too!
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Bring a bit of the fun of Yuan Xiao Jie to your home with this lantern activity. Happy New Year!
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Chinese New Year is a time when many different luck-bringing rituals are performed. In this activity your child will create a lucky trinket.
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Teach your child about Chinese New Year by creating a dragon float inspired by the brilliant traditional ones seen in Chinese new year parades.
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Chinese New Year is right around the corner, so why not help your child make festive and tasty rice balls to celebrate?
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Make a paper plate puppet that'll help your child imagine what it's like to be in a performance of the dragon dance.
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Help your child create some delicious horse cookies to celebrate everyone born in the year of the horse!

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