Year of the Rat Resources

Lots NEW! Welcome to our Year of the Rat page! Here you will find all our resources that are specific to Chinese New Year of the Rat 2020.

We also have all sorts of general rat pages to explore, if you want more activities for the kids.
 

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 New Year Rat Colouring Page

Chinese New Year Rat Colouring Page

In the Chinese Zodiac, rats are thought to be clever, energetic and charming - and the rat on our colouring page looks as though he has those qualities! Ask the children to grab some pens or crayons and colour him in...

Happy New Year 2020 Rat Card

Happy New Year 2020 Rat Card

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!

Happy New Year of the Rat Poster

Happy New Year of the Rat Poster

With a lucky red background and 3 very cute little rats waving a greeting, this Happy New Year of the Rat Poster is perfect for cheering up your home or classroom!  

How Many Rats Word Search

How Many Rats Word Search

We've hidden the word "rat" many times in this word search puzzle - horizontally, vertically and diagonally. Your job is to find all the rats!

Rat Characteristics Poster

Rat Characteristics Poster

A fun printable Year of the Rat poster with words describing rat characteristics - talkative, ambitious, charming, imaginative, energetic, clever and honest.

Rat Doodle Colouring Page 1

Rat Doodle Colouring Page 1

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!

Rat Doodle Colouring Page 2

Rat Doodle Colouring Page 2

The design on this Chinese-style rat is intricate enough to require some careful colouring in! You could could out the finished rat (minus the whiskers) for display or to use as a special bookmark for Chinese New Year - it would look stunning.

Rat Paper Cut Craft and Template

Rat Paper Cut Craft and Template

Chinese paper cuts are an ancient craft and tradition - and here at Activity Village is a tradition that we do one every year for Chinese New Year. Scroll down to find instructions and a template to produce 2 variations of this rat paper cut.

Year of the Rat Bookmark

Year of the Rat Bookmark

These super little Year of the Rat bookmarks are fun to give out at Chinese New Year to children born in the Year of the Rat! They list some of the typical Rat characteristics...

Year of the Rat Bookmarks

Year of the Rat Bookmarks

Here are 3 large and colourful bookmarks for Year of the Rat with a variety of different styles to choose from. They would make a fun hand-out for Chinese New Year ... perhaps with a lucky coin attached?

Year of the Rat Bookmarks 2

Year of the Rat Bookmarks 2

Who would have thought that rats could be as cute as this! I have one of these little Year of the Rat bookmarks peeking out of my diary right now and it looks fab!

Year of the Rat Card

Year of the Rat Card

Print out a card for Chinese New Year, and celebrate the new Year of the Rat! It makes a fun writing project for kids, who could write a message for parents, family or friends...

Year of the Rat Character Study Worksheet

Year of the Rat Character Study Worksheet

Here's a fun way for children to practise describing characters and character traits in their writing. Imagine you are writing a script for a television programme and your main character is typical of people born in the Year of the Rat.

Year of the Rat Colouring Bookmarks

Year of the Rat Colouring Bookmarks

Colour in these gorgeous Year of the Rat bookmarks for a fun Chinese New Year activity. You could get the kids to write a message on the back - or just sign and date the back - then laminate them for them to give as gifts to parents, perhaps?

Year of the Rat Colouring Card

Year of the Rat Colouring Card

Why not colour in a card to welcome in Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat? It would make a fun writing activity too, and whoever gets the finished card will appreciate the effort that has gone into it more than a "bought" card!

Year of the Rat Colouring Page

Year of the Rat Colouring Page

Here's our fun Year of the Rat colouring page for the kids to colour for Chinese New Year ... with cute rats everywhere!

Year of the Rat Colouring Page 3

Year of the Rat Colouring Page 3

This cute little colouring page for Year of the Rat is designed for younger children. Who could resist this pretty little rat?

Year of the Rat Frame

Year of the Rat Frame

Choose from 3 versions of this super Year of the Rat frame, which is just right for drawing or writing projects to welcome in the new Chinese New Year (or perhaps for children born in the Year of the Rat). And of course the kids can colour in the frame too.

Year of the Rat Handwriting Worksheet

Year of the Rat Handwriting Worksheet

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.

Year of the Rat How Many Words

Year of the Rat How Many Words

Try this How Many Words printable for Year of the Rat as a solo puzzle, group game or timed challenge - however you do it, it's great fun and good practice too.

Year of the Rat Maze

Year of the Rat Maze

Help the rat reach the Chinese New Year goodies - lanterns, firecrackers and so on - by finding his way through the maze.

Year of the Rat Mazes 1

Year of the Rat Mazes 1

Here's a set of 4 mazes that are just right for younger children. You could encourage them to find the route with their finger first, then trace it in pencil or crayon. Or laminate the page and use a dry wipe pen for repeat use.

Year of the Rat Mazes 3

Year of the Rat Mazes 3

This collection of four Year of the Rat mazes are getting quite tricky - perfect for challenging older children. You'll find the solutions on a separate pdf file below.

Year of the Rat Poster

Year of the Rat Poster

Decorate the classroom or home with this lovely, colourful Year of the Rat poster - and celebrate the new Chinese New Year!

Year of the Rat Story Paper

Year of the Rat Story Paper

In colour or black and white, and with lined or handwriting lines, this Year of the Rat story paper is sure to be useful this Chinese New Year.

Year of the Rat Writing Frame

Year of the Rat Writing Frame

Have some fun writing about Chinese New Year using this new Year of the Rat writing frame, which comes lined or with handwriting lines for younger kids. Don't forget to colour in the picture!

Year of the Rat Writing Paper

Year of the Rat Writing Paper

Use this colourful Year of the Rat writing paper for letters, notes or any other Chinese New Year writing projects. The kids will enjoy the little rats holding up the banner. Choose from 3 versions below.

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