DLTK's Chinese New Year Activities: Year of the Sheep

DLTK's Chinese New Year Activities
The Year of the Sheep

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.

 sheep  Sheep

(1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039)

Except for the knack of always getting off on the wrong foot with people, the Sheep can be charming company.  You are elegant and artistic but the first to complain about things.  Put aside your pessimism and worry and try to be less dependent on material comforts.  You would be best as an actor, gardener, or beachcomber.

Sheep Activities:
chinese new year coloring pages

Sheep Coloring Pages

Lamb jigsaw puzzles

Sheep On-Line Jigsaw Puzzles

Sheep On-line Tic Tac Toe

Sheep On-Line Tic Tac Toe

Sheep Crafts:
Chinese New Year Crown

Chinese New Year Sheep Crown or Hat

(all the zodiac characters are available)

kindergarten +

paper lantern craft

Chinese New Year Sheep Lantern

(all the zodiac characters are available)

suitable for grade school children

Snake Wreath

Chinese New Year Sheep Wreath

(all the zodiac characters are available)

great for preschoolers

Lamb Coffee Can Craft

Sheep Coffee Can Craft

great for preschoolers

lamb egg carton craft

Sheep Egg Carton Craft

toddlers and up

(my daughter made this one when she was 18 months old, so don't be too critical *grin*)

lamb handprint craft

Sheep Handprint Craft

toddlers and up

heart lamb paper craft

Sheep Heart Paper Craft

toddlers and up

lamb mask 

Sheep Mask

kindergarten +

name tags

Sheep Name Tags

Simple Origami Lamb

Sheep Origami Paper Craft

kindergarten +

Lamb Paper Bag Puppet

Sheep Paper Bag Puppet

toddlers and up

lamb paper craft

Sheep Paper Craft

toddlers and up

cotton ball lamb craft

Sheep Paper Craft

Simple paper and cotton ball craft suitable for Ages 2+

lion paper plate craft

Sheep Paper Plate Craft

toddlers and up

lamb craft

Sheep Toilet Paper Roll Craft

great for preschoolers

Sheep Nursery Rhymes, Poems and Songs
bo peep

Nursery Rhyme:  Ba Ba Black Sheep

Nursery Rhyme:  Little Bo Peep

Nursery Rhyme:  Mary Had a Little Lamb

Poem:  Mary Had a Little Lamb   by Sarah Josepha Hale

Poem:  The Lamb   by William Blake