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Festive Lunar New Year Activities for Kids and Teens

Watch videos, make crafts, and explore how the holiday is celebrated around the world.

Young girl in red outfit sitting and coloring on paper, with Lunar New Year decorations in the background.

Lunar New Year is a time for family gatherings, delicious food, and joyful celebrations. Also known as Chinese New Year, Spring Festival, Seollal, and Tết, it marks the beginning of the year in the lunisolar calendar. The holiday is observed by communities in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and around the world. Families can honor new year traditions by using kid-friendly entertainment to bond and make memories.

Here are some ways you can celebrate with your children and learn more about the holiday together.

For Preschoolers and Young Kids

For Preteens and Teens

Find more resources and entertainment picks that celebrate Asian cultures here.

Raisa Masood

Raisa is passionate about helping kids thrive, which has led to her making a career out of reading and watching children's media. As a content editor at Common Sense, she works on tips and advice for families on managing media and tech at home. She has also previously worked in children's publishing and nonprofit organizations. Raisa loves to read, travel, and watch football (aka soccer). You can find her exploring New York City during her free time, and trying to hunt down the best dumplings in the city (she has a never-ending list).