7 Activities to Celebrate Chinese New Year
Happy Chinese New Year! The year of the Rooster began on Saturday, January 28th and will last until February 15th, 2017! Want to help your little one celebrate the new year? Check out these 7 activities!
- Chinese New Year Lanterns: It’s not Chinese New Years without these colorfully decorated lanterns. Now your little one can shed some light on this cultural holiday by creating their own unique paper lantern. Click Here for instructions on how to make this project.
- Good Luck Ornament: These Chinese ornaments come in many designs and shapes, from simple to complicated with a variety of different symbols. Yet they all have one thing in common, they are lucky! To learn how to make your own Chinese good luck charm, Click Here.
- Paper Bag Chinese Dragon Puppet: Even though it isn’t the year of the dragon, dragons are still a featured item in the Chinese New Year festivities. Create one of these furious beasts and join the celebration. For printouts and directions Click Here!
- Chinese Drums: Let your little one dance to the beat with these festive, do it yourself, Chinese drums! They will have a blast creating them and making beats & sounds with them! For more information of how to make these booming drums, Click Here.
- Chinese New Year Rooster Marshmallows: Create this yummy treat which is made to represent a rooster! Not only will your child learn more about this year’s Chinese zodiac animal, they will also have a delicious treat for later. Click Here to learn how you can make your very own birdie treat!
- Paper Fortune Cookies: Start the Chinese New Year by creating your own fortune and luck! Make these paper fortune cookies with your little ones and watch their faces light up as they read the secret messages inside. To learn more on how you can create your own fortune cookies, Click Here.
- Let your child’s inner artist come alive and help them create a textural masterpiece. Don’t worry about “shaking a tail feather” and heading to the store for some paintbrushes. For this art project, all your little one is going to need is a plastic fork! To learn how to create a fantastic piece of rooster art Click Here.
BHW would like to wish you a wonderful Chinese New Year! We hope you make the most of it because the next year of the Rooster won’t be until 2029!