It’s almost time for Chinese New Year! To help kids celebrate and learn about the holiday (also known as lunar new year), we have a fun Chinese New Year Word Search Puzzle!
The traditions of Chinese New Year are centuries old, many and varied. For thousands of years, families have used this time to honor deities and departed ancestors with family gatherings, traditional meals and other celebrations.
Chinese New Year has many traditions regarding good luck and good fortune. Houses are cleaned from top to bottom to get rid of any lingering bad luck from the past year and clear the way for good fortune in the coming year. Firecrackers are lit to chase away evil spirits and welcome good fortune with their loud sounds. The lucky color red is used in decorations.
This Chinese New Year themed puzzle features 24 words related to the holiday such as ancestors, fortune, lantern and more. It’s a great addition to classroom or homeschool curriculum to help kids review and understand these words and support discussion about how they play a part in the celebration.
Grab the free printable Chinese New Year Word Search Puzzle here. You can simply print out the puzzle on copy paper, or you can print it out, trim down the size and mount on sheets of red construction paper if you’re using it as a festive party activity. Print out as many copies as you need!
For a kids Chinese New Year craft project, you can make this Chinese New year Dragon Craft.
For more Chinese New Year fun, you can make your own Lucky Red Envelopes with this printable template.
For a fun Chinese New Year snack that kids will also help making, see our Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookie tutorial over at Thrifty Jinxy. They are so fun!