Chinese New Year of the Tiger Learning Activities for Kids

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As you already know, Feb 01, 2022, is the Spring Festival, the biggest festival, and celebration for Chinese people around the world. It is the Chinese New Year of the Tiger(虎年).

Chinese New Year and Zodiac Signs

Talking about Chinese New Year, we need to know about Chinese zodiac signs – 12 animals represent 12 years. Remember, because the Chinese year follows the Chinese lunisolar calendar (农历), the starting date of the Chinese New Year falls in January or February each year.

YEAR STARTING DATE ZODIAC SIGN
2021 Feb 12 Ox
2022 Feb 1 Tiger
2023 Jan 22 Rabbit
2024 Feb 10 Dragon
2025 Jan 29 Snake
2026 Feb 17 Horse
2027 Feb 6 Goat
2028 Jan 26 Monkey
2029 Feb 13 Rooster
2030 Feb 3 Dog
2031 Jan 23 Pig
2032 Feb 11 Rat

Tiger Years

As mentioned earlier, according to the Chinese calendar, each year represents a zodiac animal that repeats in a 12-year cycle. Use the chart below to see if there are some Tiger persons you might know of.

The year 2022 will be the year of Water Tiger. Well, each Chinese year has a zodiac animal sign and each zodiac sign is associated with one of the 5 elements: wood (木), fire (火),  earth (土),  metal/gold(金), water(水). Below you can find the meaning of each element is associated to:

  • wood (木): creativity, imagination
  • fire (火): passion, adventure
  • earth (土): patience, stability
  • metal/gold(金): willpower, solidity
  • water(水): responsiveness, persuasion

Now let’s have a look at the personalities of the people who are born in the year of the tiger (so-called “Tiger person”).

How to Write Tiger in Chinese

The worksheet above shows how the tiger is called in Chinese:

tiger 老虎

Chinese New Year Decorations

Before the arrival of the Chinese New Year, people will clean their houses and put on some decorations. Some common decorations include

Chinese New Year Couplets

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Character 福 (fu)

Chinese New Year Greetings

During the Chinese New Year celebration, people will say greet each other with 吉祥话(lucky phrases). 

Here are some easy ones kids can practice tracing, coloring as well as saying them.

All the activity worksheets are in our Chinese Year of the Tiger Learning Pack for Kids. Make sure to grab them and use them with your kids to celebrate the arrival of the Chinese year of the tiger.

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