Millions of people all over the world celebrate the Lunar, (Chinese) New Year and this year it falls on 1 February. The Lunar calendar celebrates its first new day when a new moon appears, a theory that is more than 5,000 years old. This calendar has 12 Chinese zodiac animal signs, and these rotate every year with this year being the year of the tiger.
Those born in the year are considered to have traits of leadership, respect and acting assertively as well as being courageous, outspoken, prone to taking risks and energetic.
We have our own, majestic tiger in our Circus Stacker wooden toy set. He’s very courageous and energetic and we've popped him onto a card for you to print out to celebrate the year of the tiger! Follow the simple instructions here today for how to make yours.
Here are some more tiger inspired crafts you can try at home this weekend with your little ones:
We love this rocking tiger! It’s so simple to make using little else but a paper plate:
Redtedart also has this super simple tiger you can make from a toilet roll:
Older children will enjoy making this more detailed cute tiger also from a toilet roll:
For more ideas and ways to celebrate with your family check out Rainy Day Mum’s recent blog post. They even have a FREE Printable Chinese New Year I Spy Activity which is perfect for Toddlers and Preschoolers:
Check out our courageous tiger in action here...