In this article we will look at some super fun Chinese New Year 2024 Kids Activities that the whole family can get involved in. Chinese New Year also known as Lunar New Year begins on Saturday, February 10th 2024 starting a year of the Dragon. This year’s celebrations combines with the Lantern Festival on February 24th, 2024.
The date is based on the Chinese calendar and varies from year to year. If your child enjoys art and making craft activities you may want to also take a look at our directory to see if there’s any fun kids classes by you.
As this year celebrates the year of the rabbit, why not dress your child or baby up with some bunny ears and a cotton fluffy tail. If you don’t have any at home why not create your own by sticking some cardboard rabbit ears to a headband. Alternatively you could dress up as a dragon! If your child loves dressing up take a look at our directory to find roleplay classes and parties close to you where your child can dress up with lots of fun!
Chinese New Year 2024 Kids Activities don’t have to be complex. Here is a very simple, but fun activity you can set up at home for your children. Cut out a rabbit face shape from some spare cardboard (you know that box you have lying around waiting to be recycled then add some sellotape (so the sticky side is facing up) stick the cardboard on a wall or door so your kids can reach and then let your children add tissue paper or cotton wool to fill up the bunny and make it fluffy.
Another of our fantastic Chinese New Year 2024 Kids Activities is making a dragon from a cardboard box! Paint it red and then add some eyes and a mouth pop it on top of your child and watch them Roaaaaar like a Dragon and encourage them to dance or pop on a show for you. There is so much you can do with a spare cardboard box!
In China Red is perceived as a lucky colour and you will see it everywhere during the Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year 2024 Kids Activities can include decorating your room or house, it is one of the many super fun activities the whole family can get involved in. Traditionally, for a fresh start to Chinese New Year, houses are cleaned and decorated with lucky colours, red and gold.
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A really fun way to celebrate the Chinese New Year is to watch Fireworks together or help your child light a sparkler. To help make it safe you could put the sparkler in a carrot to keep it further away from little ones hands!
We love the idea of making easy Chinese paper lanterns. Paper lanterns take a few minutes to make in just a few steps! It’s a great craft for a wide age range! You can find free downloadable temple online.
Red envelopes (also known as red packets) are extremely important for Chinese New Year! You can make the envelopes from simple origami or colour in/paint white envelopes.
Chinese New Year 2024 Kids Activities can involve the whole family! The Chinese New Year celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. It is an important time involving family and food! Traditional lucky foods include fish for prosperity, dumplings and spring rolls for wealth, and noodles for longevity. Try using chopsticks to have even more fun!