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Chinese New Year 2023

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Online sessions with Chinese tutors

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with sessions by Cardiff Confucius Institute's tutors, recorded live at their Chinese New Year festival on 20 February.

Years 1 and 2

Introduction to Chinese New Year

Decorations for Chinese New Year

Food for traditional Chinese festivals

Years 3 - 6

Cooking Chinese cuisine

Chinese New Year customs and traditions

The Story of Loong

Years 7 - 12

Decorations for Chinese New Year

The Chinese Zodiac

Chinese lantern making

To view the full playlist, visit our YouTube page.

Chinese New Year resources

Teachers can also use these Chinese New Year resources in class with their pupils.

ActivityDurationMaterialsSuitable year groups
Storytelling: The Myth of Nian10-15 minsPowerpointYears 1 and 2
Years 3 - 6
Storytelling: The Chinese Zodiac animal race10-15 minsPDFYears 1 and 2
Colouring: Chinese New Year20-30 minutesPDFYears 1 and 2
Years 3 - 6
Paper craft: Making Chinese New Year party hats20-30 minutesPDFYears 1 and 2
Paper cutting: Making a rabbit20 minutesPDFYears 3 - 6
Paper craft: Making a chain dragon 20 minutesPapercraft: Chain dragonYears 3 - 6
Paper craft: Making paper lanterns and bookmarks20 minutesPDFYears 3 - 6
Years 7 - 12
Paper cutting: Rabbit and snowman20 minutesPDFYears 7 - 12
Paper craft: Red money envelope template10 minutesPDFYears 7 - 12
Mindfulness colouring: Chinese New Year rabbit20 minutesPDFYears 7 - 12
Crossword: Chinese New Year10 minutesCrossword: Chinese New YearYears 7 - 12

To access any of these resources email our Wales China Schools Manager, Victoria Ucele, at

To view our Chinese New Year resources for 2021 and 2022, visit this page.

British Council resources

You can also find the British Council’s Chinese New Year resources for 2023 on their website.

Find out more

For more information about the activity, please visit our website.

About the organiser

This activity is organised by Cardiff Confucius Institute. Contact Victoria Ucele at for more details.

How to book

These online Chinese New Year activities can be used by school pupils either in class, with their families or by themselves.

No booking required.

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  • TickTeachers
  • TickFamilies
  • TickFoundation - ages 3-7, foundation year and years 1 and 2
  • TickKey stage two - ages 7-11, years 3-6
  • TickKey stage three - ages 11-14, years 7-9
  • TickKey stage four - ages 14-16, years 10-11
  • TickKey stage five - ages 16-18, years 12-13

Curriculum themes

  • TickHealth and wellbeing
  • TickHumanities
  • TickLanguages, literacy and communication
  • TickSocial sciences
  • TickExtracurricular

Activity type

  • TickActivity
  • TickOnline resource
  • TickTalk or lecture
  • TickWorkshop


  • TickExtracurricular or independent learning
  • TickSupporting curriculum themes

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  • Bangor University
  • British Council Wales
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  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Welsh Government