Chinese Culture for Kids Series: Chinese New Year Craft and Coloring Pages

“The pine tree and crane herald longevity”

Sōng hè yán nián – 松鶴延年

Happy New Year of the Monkey!  The first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year is on February 7 in 2016!  We are going to say good-bye to the Year of the Sheep (also known as Ram) and welcome the arrival of the Year of the Monkey!   Our guest artist for the Chinese New Year coloring pages is Rebecca Yi-Lun Lee 李佾倫, a Taiwan-based Chinese artist and an amazing art teacher. You can view her art collections and her students’ projects on Rebecca’s art blog Qoo’s Teaching Journal.  Rebecca is also an experienced writer. You can see her poems and short stories in Chinese on her writing blog, Lún er de mò kè jū.

Rebecca created these five Chinese lunar new year coloring pages for the “Chinese New Year Cultural Series with Miss Panda” at the Manoa Public Library in Hawaii and for children.  This is a free educational resource for parents and teachers.  We hope you enjoy them!  Thank you very much, Rebecca!


Happy New Year – Gōng hè xīn xǐ – 恭賀新禧


Chinese New Year Lucky Phrases. Color in and cut out your favorite and glue it into the sign being held by the man in the picture above!


Kitchen God – Zào shén – 灶神


May you always have a prosperous year – Nián nián yǒu yú – 年年有餘


Prosperity comes with blooming flowers – Huā kāi fù gui – 花開富貴

Printable provided in this post is for educational and non-commercial use only.

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  1. What fun coloring pages – thank you!

  2. So very cool! I think my daughter will enjoy the lucky phrase printable. Thanks for sharing with Afterschool!

    • This is a great culture craft project with kids. Have a lot of fun! Thank you for sharing with your readers!!

  3. A great resource! Thanks for sharing at After School!

  4. These are wonderful! Thank you for sharing at the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop! Hope you had a wonderful New Year!

  5. I’m reading the book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon with my third grade class and these will be WONDERFUL pages to color while listening!! We just read about Minli buying the goldfish, so I am especially excited about the goldfish one. Thank you for making this available!

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