Year of the RatDLTK's Chinese New Year Activities
The Year of the Rat

The Chinese calendar follows the moon and divides the years into groups of twelve.  Each year is named for an animal.  People born in that year are believed to share different traits.

rat Rat

(1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032) 

The rat is imaginative, charming and truly generous to the person they love.  However, they have a tendency to be quick-tempered and overly critical.  Rats are also inclined to be somewhat opportunistic.  Born under this sign, you should be happy in sales or as a writer, critic, or publicist.


Rat Activities:
year of the rat coloring pages Year of the Rat
(color)   or   (B&W)

Poem: The Eratic Rat

Poem: The Eratic Rat

Rat Crafts:
Chinese New Year Crown

Chinese New Year Rat Crown or Hat

(all the zodiac characters are available)

kindergarten +

paper lantern craft

Chinese New Year Rat Lantern

(all the zodiac characters are available)

suitable for grade school children

Snake Wreath

Chinese New Year Rat Wreath

(all the zodiac characters are available)

great for preschoolers

rat craft

Rat Toilet Paper Roll Craft