Rice is one of the staple foods of China. Making lots of small pieces of rice from playdough is going to be a great way to encourage children to work on their fine motor skills! But of course they can add some vegetables, and meat too...
Chinese New Year Playdough Mats
NEW! Here are some of our popular playdough mats on a Chinese New Year theme. Have fun making lanterns, fireworks, goldfish and more.
This playdough mat can be enjoyed by older children as well as younger kids. Use the outline of the dragon to mold your own on top, giving him as little or as much detail as you want and making him multi-coloured or plan, stripy or spotty or something in between!
Chains of lanterns hung up make Chinese New Year look very festive. Use playdough to add more lanterns to this chain.
This head of a Chinese lion needs a long body and tail if it is going to dance! Can children make a colourful one from playdough?
What will you serve as a festive meal this Chinese New Year? Children can make playdough dumplings and noodles to add to this plate. Or perhaps fortune cookies?
Chinese papercuts are very pretty but far too difficult for small hands. This Chinese papercut playdough mat is a much safer option! Children can use playdough to make a papercut inspired pattern.
Our cityscape is already bright and cheerful but it would look even better with some playdough fireworks exploding overhead! Print our cityscape fireworks playdough mat on to card and laminate to use over and over again.
Use some orange playdough to make this goldfish a friend! It might be fun for a pet project or Chinese New Year, when goldfish are seen as lucky.
Bowls of oranges are often displayed at Chinese New Year as they are associated with wealth. Children can make their own bowl of oranges with the help of our playdough mat and some orange playdough.
Use your playdough to finish off this rooster. He needs feet and a beak of course, not to forget a crest and a wattle!