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Chinese New Years Eyfs

Chinese New Year EYFS Flash Cards – 12 Free Early Years Printables

Happy Chinese New Year!

On Saturday the 25th we will be celebrating the Chinese New Year! Chinese New Year EYFS is the perfect way to get creative with children learning to understand different cultures.

What is Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year is the celebration of the new year on the Chinese calendar, it also the most important holiday celebrated in China.In China is it often named the Spring Festival. Saturday the 25th of January is the start of the year of the Rat.

Every year is named after one of twelve animals, which feature in the Chinese zodiac.

Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.

So the animals will have a year dedicated to them once every 12 years, in a cycle.

Chinese New Year EYFS Flash Cards

We’ve put together some EYFS flash cards that you can use with the children to explain the Chinese New Year Zodiac animals. You can use the flash cards in anyway that you want.

  1. Get the child together in a circle and read the cards out
  2. Finger Tracing
  3. Match the animals to children’s birth dates

Curriculum Covered:

Understanding the World

Communication and Language



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