Red Snake Envelopes- Steph of The Silly Pearl has some great CNY printables. Download them here.
Beaded Snake Craft- In my daughter's left hand above you see the snake we created at scouts. For this craft you need pipe cleaners, pony beads, and googly eyes. I got the pipe cleaners, heart shaped beads, and eyes from Dollar Tree.
Paper Snake Craft- Kirstin of Craftiments has this awesome snake craft made our of paper and a cardboard tube. Find the directions here.
Fabric (Valentine) Snakes- Sky from Capital B came up with this great idea that combines fabric and a felt heart to create a cute snake. Perfect with Chinese New Year & Valentine's Day in the same week! Find the directions here.
Tissue Paper Snakes- Here is a cute idea from The Mother Huddle. Find the directions here.
Books- Here is a collection of some of our favorite Chinese New Year books over the years!
Traditions-We have created a few different traditions over the years. I always get my daughter a new stuffed animal to match the new year. Most snake stuffed animals are ugly, so I ordered this one off Etsy. It arrived and my daughter is excited to get it on Sunday. It's SUPER cute!! We also have a little Christmas tree that we decorate for Chinese New Year. We create handmade zodiac animals for it each year. We have a CNY year meal, often out at a restaurant.Here are some photos from over the years.
Bentos- Here are last year's CNY bentos that I made.
Updated: Tonight we went to a Chinese New Year dinner potluck and the kids enjoyed making dumplings from scratch.