Kick off the Lunar New Year festivities with themed printables for kids!
Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival in China, Seollal in Korea, and Tết in Vietnam, begins this Saturday, February 10. You can learn more about the different cultural traditions for commemorating Lunar New Year in our previous blog: How Lunar New Year is Celebrated Around the World.
The holiday marks the first new moon of the lunar calendar, and during this time, billions of people return home to spend time with family.
As the celebrations begin, take this opportunity to teach kids about the Lunar New Year. Whether they’re at home, in the classroom, or heading out to a parade, they can use these printables to create crafts, learn about different cultures, and even do some themed math practice!
1. Printable crafts
In the Chinese zodiac, 2024 is the year of the dragon! The dragon is one of the most beloved signs of the zodiac, symbolizing wisdom, luck, and accomplishment. Many cities in Asia and around the world hold celebrations, Lantern Festivals, and parades where dancers perform dressed in dragon costumes.
If you’re having a more family-focused celebration, have them sit around the living room and assemble their own print-and-fold red envelopes. In many Lunar New Year traditions, children receive red envelopes with money from their older relatives—this printable worksheet is a handy way to DIY them!
2. Reading and writing worksheets
Explore the vibrant traditions of the Lunar New Year with a reading comprehension worksheet about the origins of the Chinese zodiac. Students will get a chance to practice their literacy skills, learn about important historical and cultural events, and discover the significance of the zodiac animals as they relate to the phases of the lunar calendar.
Plus, you can foster language development and improve their spelling skills with our brand new Lunar New Year Spelling Word Searches. Learners will pick out the incorrectly-spelled words from the word bank and then look for them in the word search. Each word relates to the Lunar New Year holiday in some way, including words like tradition, prosperity, and abundance.
- Chinese Zodiac Reading Comprehension Worksheet
- Lunar New Year Spelling Word Search 1
- Lunar New Year Spelling Word Search 2
3. Math worksheets
With themed math worksheets, parents and teachers can ignite students’ curiosity and help them join the celebration!
Fifth-grade students will shade in dumplings as fractions to solve word problems using a fifth-grade Dumpling Math Worksheet. Second-graders will count and draw traditional Lunar New Year dishes with a second-grade Count the Foods Worksheet.
Also included in our assortment of engaging math printables are Draw the Citrus on the Tree for kindergarteners to practice counting skills and Chinese Zodiac Math which has word problems for first-graders.
Click through each link to view our selection of the most popular Lunar New Year math worksheets:
- Dumpling Math Fractions Worksheet
- Count the Foods Worksheet
- Citrus on Tree Worksheet
- Lucky 8 Division Worksheet
- Chinese Zodiac Math Worksheet
The Lunar New Year starts this Saturday! Start preparing your home or classroom by looking through all 82 Lunar New Year worksheets in the Education.com Learning Library. You can the filters on the left-hand side to narrow your results down by grade level or subject.
Happy Lunar New Year to all who celebrate from Education.com!
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