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...
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
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.
Year of the ox poster with characteristics of those born in year of the ox - dependable, tolerant, determined, hard-working, strong, patient and honest.
Can the kids copy our picture of an ox from one grid to the other? It takes concentration and careful counting...
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.
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!
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...