Year of the Ox

What do you know about the Chinese Year of the Ox? What characteristics might you expect of an ox child or adult? Find out here - and enjoy our fun printables, too!

Year of the Ox Dates

  • 11th February 1937 – 30th January 1938
  • 29th January 1949 – 16th February 1950
  • 15th February 1961 – 4rd February 1962
  • 3rd February 1973 – 22th January 1974
  • 20th February 1985 – 8th February 1986
  • 7th February 1997 – 27th January 1998
  • 26th January 2009 – 13th February 2010

Next Year of the Ox

12th February 2021 – 31th January 2022

Ox Characteristics

As you might expect, the ox is dependable, very hard-working and strong. They are also very good leaders, who aren't swayed by the fads and fashions they see around them. They are honest, easy to get along with, loving and patient - an excellent companion or family member to have around.

Chinese New Year Ox Colouring Page

Chinese New Year Ox Colouring Page

Those born in the Chinese Year of the Ox are said to be strong, and the Ox on our colouring page looks very strong indeed! Grab some pens or crayons and colour in his picture...

Ox Characteristics Poster

Ox Characteristics Poster

Year of the ox poster with characteristics of those born in year of the ox - dependable, tolerant, determined, hard-working, strong, patient and honest.

Ox Finger Tracing

Ox Finger Tracing

This ox worksheet has a nice easy word for children to trace with their finger or a pencil.

Ox Grid Copy

Ox Grid Copy

Can the kids copy our picture of an ox from one grid to the other? It takes concentration and careful counting...

Ox Lacing Card 2

Ox Lacing Card 2

Print our ox lacing card onto some card and cut him out, laminating if you want to reuse the lacing card at a later date. Now punch holes at regular intervals around the outside, and the card is ready for your child to start lacing.

Year of the Ox Bookmark

Year of the Ox Bookmark

We've got a page of five printable bookmarks featuring a fun illustration and the characteristics typical of a person born into the Year of the Ox. Fun for handing out in the classroom!

Year of the Ox character study worksheet

Year of the Ox Character Study Worksheet

Here's a creative writing worksheet with a difference! We've asked the kids to create and describe a character for a TV programme based on the adjectives used to describe people born in the Year of the Ox- we've listed them at the start to help them out...

More Ox Fun for Kids

Ox Theme for Kids
Find out some more about oxen and enjoy our original crafts (lots!), printables and colouring pages...
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