Colour in this decorative, doodly picture for Year of the Rat. It would be traditional to use pink, orange, red and gold ... but you don't have to be traditional!
These lovely writing frames - blank and lined - show off Chinese lanterns in all their glory! When they have finished writing, the kids could colour them in using orange, pink, red, purple ... all the colours of Chinese New Year.
Chinese lanterns in all sorts of lovely bright colours are very much a part of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Colour some in for the Year of the Rat!
Send greetings to friends and family for Chinese New Year of the Rat with this cute little card! Print onto A4 and fold in half to give an A5 space for the kids to write in - great practice!
This simple dot to dot drawing of a cheeky rat has the numbers from 1 to 28 in a largely oval shape. Children could join them first with a pencil and then go over them with a black marker or crayon before colouring in the picture.
This rat tracing page is a fun way to work on pencil control. Younger children can trace between the dotted lines, perhaps with a crayon or marker. Older kids can trace over all the dotted lines for a more challenging task. You could also laminate the page and re-use it using a dry wipe pen.
Practise handwriting with this fun Year of the Rat handwriting worksheet, which takes children through the proper formation of the letters from stage to stage and then provides a blank line for them to try it on their own.
Help the rat reach the Chinese New Year goodies - lanterns, firecrackers and so on - by finding his way through the maze.