Use this poster to teach your students about the Chinese Zodiac.
Chinese Zodiac Animals for Kids
Are you teaching your students about Lunar New Year / Chinese New Year? These adorable Chinese Zodiac animal posters are the perfect addition to your classroom during this cultural celebration.
The Chinese zodiac cycle lasts twelve years, with each year named after an animal. Chinese people believe that people will have the characteristics of the animal associated with the year they were born. Each of the Zodiac animals has a poster with the following information:
- The years these animals were the chosen zodiac animals.
- The characteristics of the animal.
What is the Difference Between Chinese New Year and Lunar New Year?
The celebration is often referred to as Chinese New Year, is not only celebrated in China. Therefore, the term Lunar New Year is being used more and more to refer to the celebrations in other countries that occur at the same time and have many of the same traditions as China.
Print Your Animals of the Chinese Zodiac Posters Today!
This Chinese Zodiac Calendar Poster will help students identify the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac and the years associated with each animal. Press the download button and choose between the full-color, low-color, and black-and-white versions of the posters.
Looking for More Lunar New Year Activities
Here are some of our Teach Starter teacher team’s favorite picks:
Get crafty and teach your students about the Lunar New year with printable zodiac animal New Year's hat templates.
A mindful coloring page to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Read and learn about the Chinese zodiac animals with a zodiac animal reading passage and a set of 12 matching activity task cards.