These Chinese New Year color by number pages are simple yet super fun ways to celebrate the holiday with kids.
If you need quick and easy activities for enjoying Chinese New Year, these printables are perfect! You'll find a variety of themes that are slowly revealed as your students color and complete the worksheets.
Make sure to read all the creative ideas that I'm sharing on how to boost the fun with these color by number printables and how you can use them to spark conversations, learning, and more.
Find out more about these color by number worksheets with Chinese New Year themes and get your free set today!
Simple Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Kids
Learning about how different countries and cultures celebrate holidays has been such an awesome adventure with my boys. I highly encourage you to do the same with your kids.
This year, we're adding a Chinese New Year unit study to our homeschool fun activities. We will work on this during our homeschool morning time. It's the one time of day that I know we'll all be together (and not scattered throughout our home doing independent work!).
I'll be sharing more about our unit study soon. Until that time, I have these free printable Chinese New Year color by number activities to share with you and your kids 🐲
This fabulous set of Chinese New Year color by number code coloring pages are a great way to have fun with:
- Morning work
- Early finishers
- Independent seat work
- Small groups
- Math centers
- Brain breaks
- Rainy day fun
Learn More About These Chinese New Year Color by Number Activities
The 8 color by number worksheets are in black-and-white. The color answer key makes it easier to see what the pictures looks like when completed.
Each page has also has a section at the top with Name, Date, and code to guide kids on which colors to use in a space. This type of activity is outstanding for practice with number recognition, color recognition, and more.
The Chinese New Year symbols featured in this printable pack are:
- Chinese child with traditional clothing and 2 yellow stars
- Chinese firecrackers, Kau Chim (chien tung or Chinese fortune sticks), red envelope, and tangerine
- Chinese dragon
- Red and gold silk pouch, fan, and Lunar New Year coins
- Fireworks, rockets, and 3 yellow stars
- Double fish
- Lantern and paper lantern
- 2 paper lanterns
Incredible Ideas for Boosting Your Color by Number Fun
Your kids can practice many skills when working on color by number activities, like:
- Increase muscle strength in hands
- Practicing fine motor skills
- Number recognition practice
- Hand-eye coordination
- Boost to creativity
- Benefits of low-stress creative activities
- Completion of a task and the fantastic feeling that comes with it!
To gain these benefits for your children, I recommend that you:
- Collect all of your coloring utensils (like crayons, markers, color pencils, etc.). Give your students the opportunity to select which tools they'd like to use. Another fun way to enjoy these color by number printables is to use water color paints and paint brushes.
- Display the color by number printable pages when finished for all to look at and admire.
- If you have enough time, make (or buy) some Chinese New Year treats. A snack or meal can be a smart way to take a break in between coloring activities and introduce your students to new foods.
Take some time to go over how a color by number code works. Explain how these color-by-number code mystery pictures will be revealed as you use different colors on these Chinese New Year-themed worksheets.
Turn over these free printable coloring pages and use the back for more fun. Your students can draw or write out the words:
- Chinese New Year dragon
- New Years fireworks
- Chinese New Year money bag
- Chinese lanterns
- Chinese zodiac animals
Resources to Learn More About Chinese New Year
Books and videos have been some of the best ways to learn about different holidays and cultures with my boys.
Here are some resources that I recommend to take your Chinese New Year learning fun to the next level:
Lunar New Year (Celebrate the World)Happy Chinese New Year!: A Festive Counting StoryCelebrating Chinese New Year: History, Traditions, and Activities – A Holiday Book for Kids (Holiday Books for Kids)Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Chinese New Year: With Fireworks, Dragons, and Lanterns
Get Your Free Chinese New Year Color by Number Pack
WooHoo! You're on your way to enjoying special Chinese New Year fun with your kids!
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Wishing you and your family Kung Hei Fat Choy (Happy New Year in Chinese)! And tons of fun with these print & go Chinese New Year worksheets!