#BoredomBusters | 24 January

Red Packet

Here are four great activity ideas to mark Chinese New Year.

Food – Chinese spring rolls

Celebrate the Lunar New Year by making spring rolls with leftover vegetables. Bake them in the oven as a healthier alternative to deep frying.

Spring Rolls 

Craft – good luck charms

To encourage wealth and luck for the new year, it’s traditional to display the character for luck, Fu, on the front door of your house. Try carefully copying the Chinese character below to make your own charm.


Indoor – red packets 

Red is the colour of happiness and good luck in Chinese culture. Instead of giving gifts, children receive red packets with money inside. Try making some red packets and filling them with sweets, poems or stories.

Red Packet 

Outdoor – see a rooster

2017 is the year of the rooster in the Chinese zodiac. Roosters are hardworking, resourceful and courageous. Take a trip to a city farm or smallholding and hear the roosters crow!


You’ll find even more boredom-busting activities here.

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