How to Draw Chinese Zodiac Animals




Easy step-by-step Chinese Zodiac animal drawing activities for kids.  Your students will love learning how to draw animals with this printable AND Google Slide activity that is perfect for distance learning and independent work. 

Use for the year of the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, or Pig!

Each cute animal also has a verbal description written below each drawing step.  This activity will encourage reading and following directions.  The directions use descriptive words such as curved lines and ovals which will help students learn to break down a drawing into simple lines and shapes.   Fun for beginners or anyone that like to draw.

These drawings can be completed using the very basic tools of a drawing instrument (pencil, crayon, etc.) and a surface to draw on.  This makes them accessible to students drawing from home without traditional art supplies.

This would also make easy art sub lessons!

Your Students Will:

  • Click on their choice of animal (in Google Slides).
  • Read and follow instructions to draw an animal.
  • Write about the characteristics of that animal.

What you Get:

  • Teacher Instructions (3 pages)
  • Animal Years (1 page)
  • Printable Step-by-Step Pages (12 pages)
  • Printable Animal Characteristics (12 pages)
  • Google Slide Step-by-Step Pages (12 pages)
  • Google Slide Animal Characteristics (12 pages)
  • Google Slide Choice Boards (2 pages)
  • Printable Drawing Pages (3 pages)
  • Writing page (1 page)

>>>>> A total of 33 PDF printable pages & 25 Google Slide pages! (12 animals)


  • Rat
  • Ox
  • Tiger
  • Rabbit
  • Dragon
  • Snake
  • Horse
  • Goat
  • Monkey
  • Rooster
  • Dog
  • Pig


Easily download this PDF with a link that is automatically emailed to you immediately after your purchase and you can begin drawing right away!


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