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Chinese New Year’s is celebrated by many of the Asian countries including where my family is from. I thought it would be a fun theme to create some Chinese New Year addition puzzles for anyone who will be celebrating or studying it as well.
For some, this is a huge celebration and it’s always a time of family and great food to celebrate the new year. My mother always visits the temple and it’s something everyone looks forward to each year.
The lunar new year is celebrated in other countries, not only China such as Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Being able to learn about other counties and how they celebrate certain holidays and traditions really is a lot of fun. This theme is one that we love to learn more about as well.
If you’re looking for a way to combine learning with celebrating, these Chinese New Year Addition Puzzles are so much fun for the kids. Make sure to print them out and let the kids have fun. They’re going to be learning about something excited and working on math skills at the same time.
Chinese New Year Addition Puzzles
To learn more about the Chinese new year, try one of these fun visual picture books to see what it’s all about. 2018 is the year of the Dog which is also by year as well.
We love to visit a Chinese Buffet and every year they give out a calendar with the Chinese astrological signs and the meanings for your birth year, the kids love to see what animal they are.
It’s a time for firecrackers and money is given in red envelopes to close family members. It’s a fun tradition that we love to do each year as a family.
Chinese New Year Addition Puzzles Supplies
This are the supplies needed to print out these Chinese New Year Addition Puzzles. You don’t have to do a ton of prep work at all for these printable puzzles which is just another reason why they’re the best!
- Printer (I have this one)
- Paper or cardstock
- Laminator (optional)
Print out the puzzles onto paper, I then like to laminate them so we can reuse them again. Cut them out and they’re ready to go. When you laminate them, they’re just going to last so much longer! This means that there are no rips and even if something gets spilled on them, they’re fine!
These puzzles go up to 11 and each number is two puzzles so that your child can see that a different set of numbers can add up to the same number.
Make certain that your child understands how to put the puzzles together and that they can easily identify the numbers as well. This three-part learning puzzle is great in how they can easily use it to learn and add in multiple different ways.
Recommended Chinese New Year Books for Kids
Want to learn more about the Lunar new year? Grab one of these books to find out how it is celebrated around the world. We love to learn more about this celebration and books are a great way to dive in and learn. The pages are filled with bright colors and fun stories and activities and ideas.
There are so many great books that you and your child can read together about this time of year. These are just a few of our favorites that I think you’re going to like as well. You can always start with one and see where the reading road takes you.
This is often what happens to us and then before we realize it, we’ve read 10 books and are scouring the house for more. For this reason, I tend to keep a lot of extra books on hand. The kids love getting new books and I love having a stack of books for them to dive into once they get done reading the first stack of books.
You can plan ahead like I do and get some of these now and have them waiting and ready once the time gets near. You can also keep some in the car for when you’re driving and traveling, too.
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Chinese New Year: With Fireworks, Dragons, and LanternsDragon Dance: A Chinese New Year Lift-the-Flap Book (Puffin Lift-the-Flap)Home for Chinese New Year: A Story Told in English and ChineseBringing In the New YearLunar New Year (Celebrate the World)Ruby’s Chinese New Year
Print out the addition puzzles from here and practice adding up to 11 and go on a fun Chinese new year adventure while having fun with math at the same time.
Once your children get confidence with their math skills, they’re going to want to do them over and over again! The great thing about these puzzles is that once you print them off, they’re yours to use time and time again. This will help to reinforce math skills to the kids in a way that will keep them curious about learning, too.
Math doesn’t have to be a bore, make math fun so learning it isn’t a chore. These printables are a great way to make that happen! I love the bright colors of the puzzles and how they show the numbers and objects to help with counting. This is a unique approach that I really think does a lot of helping the counting and math stick more in their heads.
Don’t forget to get your Chinese New Year Addition puzzle below!
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More Printable Math Puzzles
If you’re looking for more math worksheets for kids, you’re going to love these as well. Keep working on those math skills by using some of these other fun printables. They’re all easy to do and are great at boosting your kid’s confidence in math.
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