Tips For Helping Your Kids Celebrate The Chinese New Year

This post was sponsored by Ling Ling. All opinions expressed are my own. 

Now that are kids are getting older, it's fun to be able to celebrate all the little holidays in big or small ways, and teach the kids about other cultures whenever we get the chance. The Chinese New Year is coming up on February 5th, and I've been looking forward to finding small and simple ways to talk to the kids about the Chinese culture and make a fun little afternoon together. 

Introduce Chinese Food
One easy way to experience a culture is through food. Our family loves Chinese food, and we've been fans of Ling Ling Potstickers since Kinsley was just a little toddler. She had the hardest time learning to chew and swallow, and Ling Ling Potstickers were one of her few safe foods for the longest time, so our kids have grown up always having them in the house. Ling Ling provides authentic Asian recipes bursting with flavor, made with high quality, clean ingredients, like freshly sourced vegetables. I love that they're super easy to prepare, making them perfect for families and little eaters! 

I also love that these come in a wide variety of flavors. They have Chicken, Pork, and Vegetable flavored pot stickers meaning that there is something for everyone in our family, since we each have our own food preferences. 

Quick and Easy Art Projects
I'm a very low prep mom, so if I'm going to do a project with my kids, it has to be simple. A great way to learn about the Chinese New Year would be to print off some coloring sheets to do with the kids. Just google, "Chinese New Year Coloring Sheets 2019", and there will be tons of options for you. Also, since this is the year of the pig, you could also make some pig masks with your kids to wear out of construction paper or other things you have around the house. 

Checkout Chinese New Year Books From the Library
A final great way to teach your kids about the Chinese New Year and Culture is through books. Books can give your kids the imagery and a jumping ground for their imaginations to do a lot of creative work. Check your local library to see what books they have on hand that talk about the Chinese New Year. You will be surprised by how many titles there are that are geared to young audiences!

Do you celebrate the Chinese New Year with your family? I'd love to know what you do in your homes in the comments below! 

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  1. We have never celebrated Chinese new year. My kids Art teacher has been doing projects with them for it over the last couple of weeks. But this is such a fun idea to introduce my kids to other foods. A fun way to try something. Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. I LOVE this! Very rarely do Americans even know anything about Chinese New Year, but it is a BIG deal in Asian culture. (I would know! I'm a first generation Chinese American!) I love learning about cultures of all different kinds, but I especially love when people ask me about mine. Another thing you could do for Chinese New Year next year is to teach your kids about the red envelopes and dragon dancing! Those were my absolute favorite things about the holiday growing up. I'm sure if you live in a somewhat bigger city, there might even be dragon dances in the area you could take your kid to! Anyways, great article and keep on exposing your kid to new things! (PS. I was born in the year of the pig. It's my year! :)