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 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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All Our Chinese New Year Puzzles
How many smaller words can you make out of the letters in "Chinese New Year"? Challenge yourself, or race against a friend...
This lovely hand-drawn Chinese New Maze challenges children to help the Chinese rat make his way to the temple.
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?
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.
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!
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.
"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 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 up the monkey pairs and find the odd monkey out! This is a fun puzzle for Chinese New Year or any time!
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?
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 can you make from the letters in "Year of the dog"? Great as a solo challenge, and you could also try against the clock, or competing with friends or family.
Help the dog find his way through the maze to the bowl of lucky Chinese New Year oranges. This maze has a medium level of difficulty, and you can try our easier and trickier mazes too!
Here's our most challenging Year of the Dog maze, perfect for the older kids to try during your Year of the Dog celebrations. We've included the solution too...
Follow the path on this fun Year of the Dog puzzle and help the dog reach the red lucky money envelope.
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!
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.
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.
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...
Here is a great activity for Chinese New Year. How many words can you make out of the letters contained in Year Of The Horse?
This is a relatively simple maze which younger children will enjoy. It celebrates Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse.
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.
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?
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.
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...
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?
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?
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!
Here's a very simple maze puzzle for Chinese Year of the Rooster, a great introduction to mazes for younger children.
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!
This is the third and trickiest of our Year of the Rooster mazes. We have the solution available to print if you get stuck!
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?
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.
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.
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.