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Chinese New Year activities

By Atom | Jan 16, 2023, 4:46 PM

Chinese New Year activities


Looking for fun, themed educational activities? These worksheets will help kids in Years 3–6 practise their maths and reading comprehension skills. They’re ready to download and print for easy use at home or at school!

Learn about Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is celebrated by millions of people globally with feasts, fireworks and family traditions that have been passed down for generations. Each new year is represented by an animal of the Chinese Zodiac. In 2023, 22nd January marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit.

Rabbit Chinese Zodiac

Chinese New Year maths activities

For ages 7–9

This maths worksheet for children in Year 3 and 4 is a fun way to:

  • Revise times tables

  • Practice multiplication and division

  • Practice code-breaking

In this code-breaking activity, each animal of the Chinese Zodiac represents a different number. Children will have to crack the codes and calculate the answer to 12 division and multiplication questions.

Chinese New Year maths activity lower KS2

For ages 9–11

This multiplication and division worksheet is designed for children in Year 5 and 6. It’s another fun code-breaking game, where each animal of the Chinese Zodiac represents a number.

Children will need to solve 12 questions which help them practise:

  • Mental maths using the four operations (+ - x ÷)

  • Order of operations (BODMAS or BIDMAS)

  • The commutative law for multiplication

  • Square numbers

The answers are on the last page of each worksheet. Good luck!

Chinese New Year maths activity upper KS2

Chinese New Year English activities

This English reading comprehension worksheet is for children in Year 5 and 6 (ages 9–11). Children will read a short passage and learn about the legend of how Chinese New Year began. They will then see ten questions to help them practise key comprehension skills:

  • Inference

  • Literary devices

  • Vocabulary

The answers are at the bottom of page 3.

Chinese New Year reading activity

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