Printable Children's Craft Greeting Cards to Color for the Year of the Rat

Updated on September 26, 2019
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Adele has been a youth services librarian for 25 years. She has been a mother to a daughter from China for 20 years.

Here are some printable greeting card templated to color for the year of the rat.
Here are some printable greeting card templated to color for the year of the rat.

Printable Greeting Cards

Following is a collection of quick and easy Year of the Rat greeting cards to print and color. These printable templates are a fast and simple way for parents, teachers, and librarians to have a Chinese New Year activity with a group. The patterns are designed for young children (preschoolers, kindergarteners, or elementary school children). Some of the graphics are my own designs; other artwork is under license from iStock or from Pixabay. You are welcome to use them for personal or classroom purposes. Commercial use is prohibited.

What the Cards Say

Each of these cards includes the Chinese characters for "Happy New Year." Underneath those characters is the pinyin transliteration of the same saying. Click on the following orange link for a video that teaches viewers how to pronounce Xīn nián kuài lè, which means, "Happy New Year." "Learn How to Say 'Happy New Year in Chinese"

The pinyin version is a way to show how the words are pronounced using the English alphabet. Here is a handy site with a chart that shows how pinyin works. What I especially like is that the site includes audio so that you can actually hear what each letter combination sounds like.

How Can I Print These Greeting Cards?

These greeting cards are all sized for paper that is 8.5" X 11". At the end of each section, you will see an orange link to a .pdf document that includes the templates for all the sheets pictured in that section. The first link has all the documents that are in landscape orientation, and the second has similar designs in portrait orientation. If you want to print only one page of the templates, be sure to select that page specifically in your printing menu.

Happy New Year Cards (5.5 x 8.5 Inches)

You can print these cards out onto 8.5" x 11" card stock, then fold them in half so that the rat picture is in the front.

It helps to score the cards first. First, take a straight edge and put it flush with the line you want to fold. Then, you can take a paper clip and run the rounded edge along the line, using the straight edge to guide you. You will make the smallest little impression along that line, but it really gives you a much nicer, crisper fold.

If you would like to see the templates that are available, click on the thumbnail pictures below to see a larger version of each.

Below the photos you will find an orange link for the templates.

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Year of the Rat Greeting Card - Tail spells out 2020Year of the Rat Greeting Card - Blank space for children to draw their own pictureYear of the Rat Greeting Card - rat with cookieYear of the Rat Greeting Card - Rat looking forwardYear of the Rat Greeting Card - Rat looking sidewaysYear of the Rat Greeting Card - Rat in circleYear of the Rat Greeting Card - Round rat pictureYear of the Rat Greeting Card - Swirly ratYear of the Rat Greeting Card
Year of the Rat Greeting Card - Tail spells out 2020
Year of the Rat Greeting Card - Tail spells out 2020
Year of the Rat Greeting Card - Blank space for children to draw their own picture
Year of the Rat Greeting Card - Blank space for children to draw their own picture
Year of the Rat Greeting Card - rat with cookie
Year of the Rat Greeting Card - rat with cookie
Year of the Rat Greeting Card - Rat looking forward
Year of the Rat Greeting Card - Rat looking forward
Year of the Rat Greeting Card - Rat looking sideways
Year of the Rat Greeting Card - Rat looking sideways
Year of the Rat Greeting Card - Rat in circle
Year of the Rat Greeting Card - Rat in circle
Year of the Rat Greeting Card - Round rat picture
Year of the Rat Greeting Card - Round rat picture
Year of the Rat Greeting Card - Swirly rat
Year of the Rat Greeting Card - Swirly rat
Year of the Rat Greeting Card
Year of the Rat Greeting Card
Here is a sample of a card with a child's drawing in the center.
Here is a sample of a card with a child's drawing in the center.

Year of the Rat Card Templates (5.5 x 8.5 Inches)

You can print these out onto 8.5" x 11" card stock, then fold them in half so that the 2020 picture is in the front.

If you would like to see the templates that are available, click on the thumbnail pictures below to see a larger version of each.

Below the photos you will find a link for the templates.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Here are some samples of how to make cards by inserting a picture of a rat within the number "2020."
Here are some samples of how to make cards by inserting a picture of a rat within the number "2020."

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