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Friday - Chinese New Year Activities

Friday 12th February

WALT: Find out about Chinese New Year


Today marks the start of the Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. It is China’s biggest holiday.


1 STAR – Carry out independent research. Can you find 5 interesting facts about how Chinese New Year is celebrated?

2 STARS – Using the template, carry out some research to answer these questions. What other interesting facts can you find out about Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) | Zodiac Story

Learn how the Zodiac years were named by the Jade Emperor.

Which zodiac animal are you?


We have found lots of different craft activities to celebrate Chinese New Year.  Have a look to see which ones you would like to try. 


Make or bake your own Fortune Cookies for your family and friends


What will their fortune be? Here are some ideas: 


  • Keeping your room clean brings positive moods.
  • Getting your homework done gets you ahead.
  • You will have a great day!
  • Good things come when you least expect them.
  • The new year will be full of surprises.
  • You will do great at your school work today!


Make origami Fortune Cookies: 

Origami Fortune Cookie Folding Instructions

How to fold an origami fortune cookie WITHOUT GLUE!

Bake Fortune Cookies:

Make a Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet

Make an Ox bookmark

How to Make a Paper Cherry Blossom / Origami Cherry Blossom

How to Make a Beautiful Paper Cherry Blossom.

Make a Chinese Paper Lantern


Make a Dragon Mask