Chinese New Year Puzzles

Looking for something new to do this Chinese New Year? Why not print out some of our Chinese New Year Puzzles - we've got a selection suitable for every Chinese new Year, and others for specific years. They make great classroom time-fillers and are a fun Chinese New Year actvity at home or at parties too. Explore below...

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Chinese New Year Boggler Puzzle

Chinese New Year Boggler Puzzle

How many words of three letters or more can you make out of the letters in this printable puzzle with a Chinese New Year theme. And can you find the bonus words?

Chinese New Year Maze

Chinese New Year Maze

This lovely hand-drawn Chinese New Maze challenges children to help the Chinese rat make his way to the temple.

Chinese Zodiac Boggler Puzzle

Chinese Zodiac Boggler Puzzle

How many words of three letters or more can you make out of the letters in this printable puzzle with a Chinese zodiac theme? And can you find the special bonus words, which are some of the animals of the Chinese zodiac?

Chinese Zodiac Word Scramble

Chinese Zodiac Word Scramble

A word scramble is a fun way or reinforcing spellings while also challenging children to recognise words - sometimes not so easy! This Chinese zodiac word scramble has pictures of the twelve animals to prompt the kids.

Complete the Goat Picture

Complete the Goat Picture

Print out this observation worksheet for little kids and see if they can spot - then correct - the differences by adding to the larger picture before colouring it in!

Goat Dot to Dot

Goat Dot to Dot

Join the dots and then colour in! Just print out dot to dot goat, choosing whether you want to search for numbers, lower case letters or upper case letters. All three links below.

Goat Grid Copy

Goat Grid Copy

Copy this goat one square at a time and watch the picture unfold.

How Many Words - Year of the Monkey

How Many Words - Year of the Monkey

"How many words" puzzles are always fun because you can play them as a solo challenge, against the clock, or as a competition in a group setting.

How Many Words - Kung Hei Fat Choy

Kung Hei Fat Choy How Many Words Puzzle

How many smaller words can you make - of two letters or more - using the letters in Kung Hei Fat Choy (the Cantonese greeting for Happy Chinese New Year)?

Match the Monkey Puzzle

Match the Monkey Puzzle

Match up the monkey pairs and find the odd monkey out! This is a fun puzzle for Chinese New Year or any time!

Rooster Word search

Rooster Word Search

The word rooster is hidden in this grid many times; horizontally, vertically and diagonally but never backwards. How many times can your children find it?

Snake Odd One Out

Snake Odd One Out

Match the pairs to find the odd one out. The colour version of this is definitely easier than the black and white.

How Many Words - Year of the Goat

Year of the Goat How Many Words Puzzle

How many smaller words can the kids form from the letters in "Year of the Goat"? Try this as a solo activity, race against the clock - or compete with each other!  

Year of the Goat Maze 1

Year of the Goat Maze 1

Here is our simplest Year of the Goat maze, suitable for younger children. Help the goat celebrate Chinese New Year by reaching the bowl of festive oranges.

Year of the Goat Maze 2

Year of the Goat Maze 2

Can the kids help the goat find his way through to the bowl of oranges - a lovely treat for Lunar New Year and Year of the Goat? We have three similar mazes, and this one is of medium difficulty.

Year of the Goat Maze 3

Year of the Goat Maze 3

Here's a challenging maze for older kids to enjoy during your Year of the Goat celebrations.

Year of the Goat Path Puzzle

Year of the Goat Path Puzzle

Which track leads the goat to the lucky money envelopes? Here's a simple Chinese New Year puzzle in which children need to trace each path with their finger or a pencil to see which is the right one...

Year of the Horse Maze 1

Year of the Horse Maze 1

This is a relatively simple maze which younger children will enjoy. It celebrates Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse.

Year of the Horse Maze 2

Year of the Horse Maze 2

Guide the horse through the maze to the oranges. He's celebrating the Year of the Horse at Chinese New Year. There are two other versions of this maze if you'd like it to be easier or more difficult.

Year of the Horse Maze 3

Year of the Horse Maze 3

This maze with a Year of the Horse theme will keep kids busy. Can they guide the horse to the oranges he'd like for Chinese New Year?

Year of the Monkey Maze 1

Year of the Monkey Maze 1

Help the monkey find his way to the bowl of lucky mandarin oranges for Chinese New Year. This is the easiest of three mazes we have for Year of the Monkey.

Year of the Monkey Maze 2

Year of the Monkey Maze 2

Here's a medium-tricky maze for your Year of the Monkey celebrations. Oranges are good luck at Chinese New Year so the monkey would like to reach that tempting bowl...

Year of the Monkey Maze 3

Year of the Monkey Maze 3

Here's a fiendishly difficult maze to keep the kids busy at Chinese New Year this year! Can they help the monkey find the correct path through the maze to the bowl of oranges?

Year of the Monkey Path Puzzle

Year of the Monkey Path Puzzle

There are four different routes that the monkey could take to reach the Chinese New Year red envelopes. Can the kids trace each path to find the correct one?

Year Of The Rooster How Many Words

Year of the Rooster How Many Words

How many words can you make out of the letters 'Year of the Rooster'? Whether as an individual challenge or a competition this puzzle is sure to get children thinking!

Year Of The Rooster Maze 1

Year of the Rooster Maze 1

Here's a very simple maze puzzle for Chinese Year of the Rooster, a great introduction to mazes for younger children.

Year Of The Rooster Maze 2

Year of the Rooster Maze 2

Our Year of the Rooster maze is a fun addition to a Chinese New Year project. Take your time and try not to cross the lines!

Year Of The Rooster Maze 3

Year of the Rooster Maze 3

This is the third and trickiest of our Year of the Rooster mazes. We have the solution available to print if you get stuck!

Year Of The Rooster Path Puzzle

Year of the Rooster Path Puzzle

Can you work out which of the four paths will take the rooster to the money envelopes on this Year of the Rooster path puzzle?

Year of the Snake Maze 1

Year of the Snake Maze 1

Help the snake find his way through the maze to the bowl of lucky Chinese New Year oranges! This is our easiest version of this maze.

Year of the Snake Maze 2

Year of the Snake Maze 2

Help the snake find his way through the maze to the bowl of lucky Chinese New Year oranges! We have three levels of this maze; this one is the medium version.

Year of the Snake Maze 3

Year of the Snake Maze 3

Help the snake find his way through the maze to the bowl of lucky Chinese New Year oranges! This is the most difficult of three versions.

Year of the Snake Maze 4

Year of the Snake Maze 4

Help the snake find his way to the Chinese lanterns in this lovely hand-drawn maze printable for kids.

More Puzzling Fun for Chinese New Year

Tangram puzzles
Tangrams are an ancient Chinese puzzle ("seven pieces of cleverness"). Try our printable version for some puzzling fun - and we've got six new tangram puzzle pages to print this year!
Tangram Puzzles

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Chinese New Year Printables
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