Celebrate Lunar New Year With Kids – It’s the Year of the Ox!

Celebrate Lunar New Year With Kids – It’s the Year of the Ox!

This year, Lunar New Year 2021 falls on February 12, and celebrates the Ox. Lunar New Year marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendars traditional to many east Asian countries.

2021 is the year of the Ox, starting from February 12th, 2021 (Chinese lunar New Year Day) and lasting until January 31st, 2022. Those born in the Year of the Ox are strong, reliable, fair and conscientious, and inspire confidence in others.

Celebrating Lunar New Year with your wee ones? Here are fun kids’ crafts to make, a virtual event, and where to get some special treats.


Year of the Ox Craft

Making Origami is quick and easy.. then learn how to turn it into a cow envelope or ox envelope! Get instructions from Red Ted Art.

Make Paper Lanterns

Paper lanterns are often associated with Lunar New Year festivals. This paper craft project is suitable for all ages, with supervision for younger children, and doesn’t require much in the way of supplies. Get instructions from Inner Child Fun.

Year of the Ox Craft

So many crafts are made from this humble material and this one is no exception. Get instructions from Red Ted Art.

Boris the Bull

This is a great recycled craft project, making good use of those empty toilet paper rolls and a couple of boxes. Get instructions from Free Kids Crafts.

Ox Colouring Page

Download and print this free Chinese Zodiac Ox Colouring Page for your kids. So cute! Get from Primary Games.com.


Check out 2021 LunarFest Celebrates the Year of the Ox

  • February 11th to 28th, 2021
  • Online
  • Free

LunarFest invites you to a special virtual dinner so you can explore food from around the world right at home! Along with a virtual music showcase and cross-cultural art gallery, celebrate the joys of families big and small for the upcoming Year of the Ox. What does the new year have in store for you? Have your fortune told and find out if this will be an “Ox-picious year” to look forward to. You can also make crafts and more! More


Lunar New Year Box

This Lunar New Year Box was created to commemorate the most important event in the Chinese calendar. Popularly known as the Chinese New Year, many Asian cultures celebrate this holiday as it marks the start of a new moon. The Lunar New Year Box will ONLY be available for delivery and pick-up from February 11th to 17th. Pre-order today while quantities last! Starting from $40. Order from The Social Blend.

Order Cookies from Oishiii Sweets

These Chinese New Year Decorated Cookies are available in 3 designs: Ox, Lion Dance and Lucky Cat. Online orders require a 2-day advance notice and you can pick them up at their cafe in Scarborough. $5.25 to $15.00 for mini box. Order from Oishiii Sweets.

Lunar Zodiac Macaron Set

Enjoy this time-limited edition Zodiac 18 piece set and new flavours: Lychee Rose, Orange and Black Sugar with Ginger. Available February 1 to 28 (now taking pre-orders). Almost too cute to eat! Sold by the set only. $70.00. Order from Daan Go Cake Lab.

Order a Meal!

Chefs Eva Chin of Momofuku Kōjin in Toronto’s Entertainment District and Anna Chen of Bloordale’s Alma have put together a menu of main dishes and sides for the Lunar New Year Holiday. This is the first-ever Chinese New Year to-go feast with 8 dishes symbolizing happiness and prosperity including steamed buns, broth, wontons, roast duck, fried whole fish, and sweets. Pre-orders begin January 21st for pick up on February 10-13 & February 17-20 from 5 to 9 pm. $168 to $336. Order from Momofuku Kōjin.


Good Fortune Chopsticks

“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” is your good fortune for today! Handle food with care with the Good Fortune Chopsticks.

Happy Lunar New Year!

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