The Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and there are so many good things to eat and fun activities to do.
In celebration of Chinese New Year this February, we have prepared a collection of 8 free printable color by number pages, perfect for kids to print, color, and get creative with.
These free Chinese New Year color by number coloring pages are a great activity for getting the kids (or you!) in the mood for the Year of the Tiger this Chinese New Year 2022.
Chinese New Year Color by Number Worksheets
All you need for this super easy Chinese New Year activity is a printer and some markers or colored pencils. The colors that you need for each page are written clearly at the top of each page so you quickly grab the correct supplies and get started.
These Chinese New Year worksheets will be sure to keep the kiddos entertained and learning in an enjoyable way!
Why Color By Number?
Color by number sheets are a fun way to work on number recognition, color recognition and help kids develop the skill of how to follow instructions and complete a task.
Coloring also helps kids develop their fine motor skills and pen control, as they strengthen their hand muscles.
Each one of these 8 pages features a recognisable Chinese New Year picture with famous Chinese symbols like the Chinese Dragon, lanterns or the famous red envelopes.
As you color together, you can talk more with the kids about all of these things and help develop their understanding of this special festival.
Chinese New Year Lanterns Coloring Page (Color By Number)
Chinese Lanterns are a popular kids craft for Chinese new year, but what is the meaning behing the Chinese Lantern Festival? The Lantern Festival takes place on the first full moon of the new lunar year and marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations. This ceremony promotes reconciliation, peace, and forgiveness.
Chinese Dragon Coloring Page (Color By Number)
In Chinese culture, the dragon is a symbol of good luck, strength and health.
During the Chinese New Year, the Chinese people perform the dragon dance to scare off evil spirits. In this dance, the dragon follows a ball (the pearl of wisdom) on a stick to lead the dragon towards wisdom, knowledge and truth.
Chinese New Year Lucky Fish Coloring Page (Color By Number)
The Chinese lucky fish, the Arowana fish also known as the dragon fish is believed to have the power to bring happiness and prosperity. Legend has it that this fish is descended from a mythical dragon!
Chinese New Year Fireworks Coloring Page (Color By Number)
Both fireworks and firecrackers are very popular in Chinese New Year. These are set off at midnight to scare away evil spirits and bring good luck for the coming year.
Chinese Firecrackers are called baozhu (爆竹) in Mandarin, which literally means “bamboo explosions”
Chinese New Year Money Pouch and Chinese Fans Coloring Page (Color By Number)
Money is given as a gift in Chinese New Year, sometimes in red envelopes and sometimes in money pouches. This symbolises good wishes and good luck for the year ahead.
Chinese New Year Red Envelope Coloring Page (Color By Number)
Like we just talked about, in Chinese culture it’s traditional to give presents of money on Chinese New Year. These are given in money pouches or red envelopes also known as hong bao 紅包
Check out our tutorial of how to make your own red envelopes for Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Lanterns and Pagoda Coloring Page (Color By Number)
A pagoda is a type of building commonly seen in China. It is a tower with multiple tiers and is a striking architecture. In this coloring page, we see a beautiful scene of a lantern flying over the pagoda.
Chinese New Year Girl Coloring Page (Color By Number)
Here is a cute little girl wearing traditional Chinese clothing, to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The most famous type of traditional Chinese dress is called Qipao or Cheongsam.
It is also traditional that every single item of clothing you wear on Chinese New Year should be brand new.
Download all 8 pages in PDF format as a free instant digital download by clicking the download button below.
These Chinese New Year Worksheets are free for personal and classroom use.
More Chinese New Year Printables and Activities
You might also like to try these fun ideas for Chinese New Year with the kids
Chinese New Year Printables Pack with word search, Chinese New Year coloring, word scramble and lots more.
Use recycled toilet paper rolls to make these easy and cute Chinese lanterns.
What is Chinese New Year without some yummy food? Have a go at some of these recipes and enjoy delicious food with the family this Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year 2022 is Year of the tiger. Each year is associated with one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals and this year is tiger’s turn, so here is an easy and cute tiger craft to try with the kids.
Make some noise with this Chinese New Year drum, or party shaker craft.
Make your own hong bao and why not gift some money to loved ones during Spring festival this year.
Follow our Chinese New Year Pinterest Board for even more ideas and inspiration for this time of year.
We hope you enjoyed these free printable Color by Number pages for Chinese New Year, and enjoyed learning more about Chinese New Year celebrations with the kids.
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Happy Chinese New Year! Xīnnián kuàilè! 新年快乐
Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
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