Chinese New Year Matching Game

At our Chinese club, we regularly play matching games as this is an easy way to get the children recognise the words and to keep their attention. In the next lesson, we are teaching the children the auspicious greeting words to use during the Chinese New Year. This Chinese New Year Matching game is suitable for aged 7 and above.

chinese new year matching gameThis is the Chinese New Year auspicious chart with Han Yu Pin Yin and the explanation of the auspicious words. There are 9 phrases to learn.


(Xīn nián kuài lè)

Happy new year



(Xīn nián jìn bù)

New year’s prosperity


(Gōng xǐ fā cái)

Happiness and prosperity


(Cái yuán guǎng jìn)

May you have abundant source of income and receive wealth and fortune.


(Nián nián yǒu yú)

Wish for surpluses and bountiful harvests every year.


(Jí xīng gāo zhào)

Wish you be blessed by God of Fortune, God of Prosperity and God of Longevity.


(Jí xiáng rú yì)

Wish you good luck on everything that you do.


(Wàn shì rú yì)

May everything goes the way you wish for.


(Xīn xiǎng shì chéng)

May you accomplish whatever you set to do.

Before playing the game, teach the children to recognise the phrases and the meaning behind it. Next, give each child one of the templates listed below. The teacher will randomly pick one of the phrases. The children need to match the words on their template. The first child who has 4 matched phrases win the game.

If you prefer to make it more difficult, then increase the matched phrases to 5 or 6 words.

Click to print or download. Chinese New Year Matching Game