Year of the Monkey

On 8th February 2016 we welcomed in a new Chinese New Year - the Year of the Monkey!

"This Monkey year, I give you five monkeys:
the ingenuity of the macaque,
the health and happiness of the monkey,
the leisure and wealth of monkey-kind,
the lightheartedness of apes and monkeys,
and intelligence and wit surpassing the Monkey King."
​A traditional greeting for the Year of the Monkey

Year of the Monkey 2016

Find out about the Year of the Monkey and enjoy our fun new monkey activities - many of them NEW!

Year of the Monkey Dates

Was someone you know born in the Year of the Monkey? Find out by looking at the dates below...

  • 6th February 1932 - 25th January 1933
  • 25th January 1944 - 12th February 1945
  • 12th February 1956 - 30th January 1957
  • 30th January 1968 - 16th February 1969
  • 16th February 1980 - 4th February 1981
  • 4th February 1992 - 22nd January 1993
  • 22nd January 2004 - 8th February 2005

Next Year of the Monkey

8th February 2016 - 27th January 2017

Monkey Characteristics

Everyone knows the monkey has brains and is a little on the cheeky side! They are also enthusiastic and cheerful, quick-witted and creative. They are prepared to help others and will always find a clever way around a problem. Monkeys love to learn, too.

Year of the Monkey Colouring Pages
Get the colouring pencils out and the printer warmed up because we've got lots of colouring fun...
Year of the Monkey Printables
Get the printer ready for Chinese New Year 2016 and the Year of the Monkey! We've got lots of...
Year of the Monkey Puzzles
Our Year of the Monkey Puzzles are designed to be fun and appealing to the children - a perfect...
Year of the Monkey Worksheets
Chinese New Year in 2016 is a great excuse to get some monkey business into the classroom or home!...

More Monkey Fun

Monkey Crafts for Kids
All new, original monkey crafts to enjoy with the kids!
Monkey Crafts

MonkeysMonkey Theme for Kids
More monkey activities at Activity Village, including colouring pages and fun printables...