Chinese New Year Word Search Free Printable

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Chinese New Year is a new holiday to many children and they don’t know much about it. A fun word search is one way to help children better understand the vocabulary words that go along with this holiday. This Chinese New Year word search is just what you need. It even includes all 12 animals that are part of the Chinese zodiac.

Free printable Chinese New Year word search for kids.

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Chinese New Year Word Search

This Chinese New Year word search contains 18 vocabulary words all relating to the holiday. The words can be found horizontally, vertically, and diagonally, plus they can be forwards or backwards.

Ways to Use This Word Search

  • Have your child circle or underline the words as they find them. Use a pencil, colored pencil, crayon, or marker.
  • If it’s easier for your child, he or she can use a highlighter or pale marker to highlight the words instead.
  • Another option would be to have your child dot each letter in the word with a bingo dauber. They are always lots of fun for kids!

What You Will Need

  • Printer Paper and a Printer
  • Pencils, Crayons, Markers, etc.

What Else You Might Need

If you would like to print out the word searches and reuse them multiple times, you could use a laminator and laminating pouches. Then your child could use a dry erase marker or wet erase marker to complete the activity. Here are some more options to make these free printable word search more fun:


Resources to Go Along with the Chinese New Year Word Search

You can use this word search together with other resources to help your child learn even more about Chinese New Year.

Books About Chinese New Year

These would be great books to read aloud to your child before they complete the word search. Or older readers would enjoy some of these books on their own.

Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Chinese New Year by Carolyn Otto

My First Chinese New Year by Karen Katz

Ruby’s Chinese New Year by Vickie Lee

Lunar New Year (Celebrate the World) by Hannah Eliot

Be sure to check out our list of Chinese New Year books for kids of all ages!

Chinese New Year Activities

Practice attention to detail and concentration skills with this Chinese New Year memory game.

This Chinese New Year slime from Little Bins for Little Hands would be glitter-filled fun.

See if your child can put the Chinese New Year words in alphabetical order.

This toilet roll dragon craft from Learning and Exploring Through Play uses items you probably have at home.

Your child can learn all about the Chinese zodiac with this free printable Chinese zodiac wheel from Chalk Academy.


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Chinese New Year Word Search

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Free printable Chinese New Year word search for kids.