Chinese New Year Drawing: Year of the Mouse – Rat Art Activity




The Chinese New Year 2020 will be the start of the Year of the Mouse or Rat.  Celebrate with this art activity that involves drawing a mouse and adding Chinese designs to the mouse.  Take a look at the preview images to see all the variations resource provides from drawing to coloring and everything in-between.  Lots of choices for both students and teachers so you can tailor this lesson to your student’s interests and skill level. Art teachers can use this as a drawing lesson & classroom teachers can feel confident having students either draw or color the designs using the drawing tutorials that are easy for anyone to follow.  You will also get step by step ideas for adding color.  Of course, you can just use markers or colored pencils, but I always like to suggest a few ways to use art media to produce a final result that really pops!

BONUS!  I’ve added a version of this lesson that says “RAT” instead of “mouse” so you can take your pick.

Your Students Will:

  • Draw a mouse and add Chinese designs to the mouse.
  • Add color using a choice of media.
  • What you Get:
  • Teacher Instructions (3 pages)
  • Student Instructions (2 pages)
  • Chinese Designs (2 pages)
  • Roll & Draw (2 pages)
  • Choice Drawing (2 pages)
  • Directed Drawing (1 page)
  • Drawing Pages with Dog Outline & Blank (2 pages)
  • Print & Go Page (1 page)
  • Coloring (1 page)
  • Year of the Rat (not in page count)

>>>>> A total of 16 pages!


  • Art
  • Chinese Culture

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