Chinese New Year Printables: Masks, Dragons and Coloring Pages

These dragon masks and other Chinese face masks have been consistently popular printables on Woo! Jr. for many, many years. Since Chinese New Year depends on the lunar calendar rather than our traditional 365 day calendar, the actual date it is celebrated changes every year to a day between January 21 and February 20. In 2015, the holiday falls late on February 19. Check out this Wikipedia chart to find the rotating date in other years.

Chinese New Year Printables for Kids

Printable Dragon Masks and Chinese Art Masks

Chinese New Year Coloring Pages

Chinese New Year is celebrated all over the world, not just in China. These coloring pages depict some of the most common festivities: fireworks, the dragon dance, decorating the home with red paper lanterns and a Chinese New Year parade.

Chinese Dragon Coloring Pages

I adore dragons illustrated in the traditional Chinese artistic style. They are just beautiful! Large dragon or lion puppets operated by multiple people are an important part of Chinese New Year traditions because it is believed that these ferocious animals can scare off evil spirits.

Chinese Zodiac Coloring Pages

The Chinese zodiac tradition is different than the astrological zodiac in which your ‘sign’ is based on the month or day you were born. Instead, the Chinese base it on the year you were born. If you were born in the year 1986, you were born in the year of the tiger. And unfortunately, every 12 years when it becomes the year of the tiger again, you will have bad luck according to Chinese legend. The best way to ward off that bad luck is to wear something red given to you by an elder for that entire year. Hopefully your elder has more than red socks to pass along to you, eh?

You might also like our printable dragon paper craft – it is one of the all-time top kids crafts around here!

Chinese Dragon Papercraft

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Founder and CEO of Woo! Jr. Kids Activities, Wendy loves creating crafts, activities and printables that help teachers educate and give parents creative ways to spend time with their children.

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  1. Debra

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