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Happy Year of the Goat!
Apparently my family pre-partied too hard before the actual Lunar New Year Day (today) that I have nothing planned this evening. Yikes! But have no fear, the internet is full of awesome free printables for the Chinese New Year.
I scoured internet for coloring pages, crafts, and more for you! Since this is a huge holiday for those who celebrate, don’t worry about being late. The Vietnamese celebrate for 3 days while the Chinese party for 15 days.
Free Lunar New Year Printables
I love Joyce Wan’s board books and artwork. She’s created a free printable coloring sheet about the different animals of the Chinese zodiac. It’s the last one on the page. Make sure to check out the other printables on that page!
Send out e-cards from Travel China Guide or print them out to hand them to friends.
Learn about three Chinese New Year traditions and make a lantern (via PBS Parents)
Activity Village has several Year of the Goat printables, including colouring pages, mazes, and other worksheets.
Make an Asian dragon puppet with a plastic Solo cup and simple craft supplies. (via Adopt Vietnam)
No plastic cups on hand? Here’s a super cute Asian dragon craft using only construction paper (via Teach Kids Art)
Make your own lucky red money packet (via Activity Village)
Jaxson and I wanted to teach you how to say Happy New Year (Chúc Mừng Năm Mới) in Vietnamese so we made a little video.
Don’t forget to visit your local library for books. My library had a great display of Lunar New Year book. I grabbed a copy of Ten Mice for Tet! off the display. It’s one of our favorites.
I’ve got more ideas on how to celebrate the year of the goat including books and food.