I was so inspired by Pink Stripey Sock’s creative New Years Crown that I decided to create my own version in Chinese.
This is a super easy craft to help you and your little ones join in the New Year festivities and be exposed to some Chinese characters. All you need to do is to print out my FREE printable (traditional and simplified are available), color and then either tape or staple the headbands according to the size of the child’s head.
We had fun making this together since my daughter is currently obsessed with coloring and taping everything in sight.
In the picture above we colored that one using colored pencils and so the colors weren’t as vibrant. I’d recommend using markers if you want it to show up better.
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New Year Resolutions in Chinese
I included a section on the headband for older kids to write down their new year resolutions which is called “新年新希望/xīn nián xīn xī wàng” in Chinese. For younger kids, you can ask them what their resolutions are and either have them draw it in themselves or write it down for them.
How ask your kids about their New Year resolutions in Chinese:
- Simplified: 「明年妳有没有什么想要达成的目标?」
- Pinyin:「Míngnián nǎi yǒu méiyǒu shé me xiǎng yào dáchéng de mùbiāo」
Fun Fact: New Year Celebration in Taiwan
When we were living in Taiwan, most people would watch performances by singers on new year’s eve then participate in the countdown and watch the spectacular fireworks at Taipei 101 either live or from the comforts of their home. Locals will only say “Happy New Year/新年快樂/xīnnián kuàilè” after the Chinese Lunar New Year.
If you do end up making this new year crown, please tag me @spotofsunshineChinese. We’d love to see your creation!
More Chinese Learning Goodies
For some more fun Christmas related material, check out the following posts:
- Numbers in Chinese: Activity for Toddlers
- How Chinese Became Our Daughter’s Dominate Language at Age 2
- Me and My Daughter’s Language Adventure
- Top 5 Resources for doing Family Devotions in Chinese 家庭靈修資源
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