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Year of the Ox Activities for Kids

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With the start of the New Year happening, it’s time to think about fun Year of the Ox Activities for Kids! 2021 is the year of the ox and this only occurs once every 12 years. The Year of the Ox is the second of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar.

Your family is going to have so much fun exploring the Chinese New Year while learning all about this Chinese zodiac animal. So many fun activities and ideas based on your birth year.

fun year of the ox activities for kids

According to the Chinese horoscope, if you were born in the year of the Metal Ox:

  • 1913
  • 1925
  • 1937
  • 1949
  • 1961
  • 1973
  • 1985
  • 1997
  • 2009
  • 2021

it is said that you are diligent, dependable, strong and determined.

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Ox Activities

Playing Bingo is one of our favorite family activities so it just makes sense to play this Chinese New Years Bingo game! Keep your eyes peeled for the picture of an ox!

Are you interested in learning a bit more information about oxen? Find out a few more fun ox facts here.

This is such a fun activity for the family! This fun Chinese Zodiac Game will get everyone involved and learning all about the lunar new year.

We loved doing this fun Chinese New Year Spelling Activity. The kids can easily learn how to spell the names of all 12 animals.

Work on tracing and drawing with this fun Letter X Ox Activity!

Check out this fun culture movement activity that will change based on the zodiac sign that you land on. The kids will have to move their bodies based on the year or the rabbit, the year of the tiger, or whatever animal sign they land on.

Ox Printables

Are you wanting to have your children work on their handwriting skills and coloring skills? They’re going to love this Ox Printable!

So many fun ox printable can be found here. Great for learning and letting the kids use their skills as well.



Help the kids learn how to draw an ox and so much more with these ox printables.

These Oxen coloring pages are fun for the kids. There are a lot of different choices as well!

These Chinese New Year Color By Number Pages from In The Playroom are sure to help your children understand this Traditional Holiday just a tad bit more!

craft and printable ox activities for kids

Ox Crafts

Combing reading and crafts is always a great idea! Gather up the supplies to make this fun Ox-Cart Activity.

The kids will love using their creativity and imagination to make this fun Wooden Spoon Ox!

This is such a fun craft where you can make an ox and the Chinese New Year symbol as well.

This Ox Toilet Paper Craft is a great way to show the kids how easy it can be to upcycle and use what you have!

If the kids love crafting with a paper plate, they’ll be able to transform this into an ox easily!

Ox Books and Stories

This Chinese New Years Story will let the kids create an ox and other animals from Chinese astrology as well.

Everyone knows the story of Paul Bunyan and his ox so it just makes sense to read it again and create a fun puppet, too!

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