Chinese New Year Bingo Free Printable! Year of the Dragon

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Our Free Printable Chinese New Year Bingo Cards are here to add an exciting twist to your celebrations! The unique bingo templates bring together the vibrancy of Chinese New Year with the classic game of bingo. 

Perfect for family gatherings, these printable bingo cards are a fun way to immerse yourself in the joy of one of the most important holidays in the Chinese calendar.

These free printable bingo cards can be printed at home so you can play a fun game of bingo with your family and friends! Everything you need to play in small groups is included in the pack for up to 12 players.

Don’t have time for this printable now? Be sure to tap the heart icon in the bottom right of the screen to save this post for later! You can also bookmark for next year to download the updated version for 2025!

Digital Representation of Free Printable Chinese New Year Bingo Cards

For those hosting larger groups, we’ve got you covered! Our Purple Pumpkin Printables Shop offers a Chinese New Year’s Bingo Game suitable for up to 36 players. This expanded version of the printable game with 36 different cards ensures everyone can join in the fun, making it the perfect addition to Chinese New Year celebrations.

Make sure you check out the other awesome Free Chinese New Year Printables available on The Purple Pumpkin Blog!

Chinese New Year Bingo

We have been sharing Chinese New Year Printables since the Year of the Monkey in 2016, and these printables are updated annually to reflect that year’s Chinese zodiac animals.

cartoon-style Red and gold dragon

So, of course, the cute Chinese New Year Bingo Cards have been updated to reflect the Chinese lunar calendar and the Year of the Dragon, which begins on 10th February 2024.

Your Chinese zodiac is Dragon if you were born in one of these years: 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 200, 2012, and 2024.

It also happens that the Year of the Dragon was one of the first big things we celebrated on The Purple Pumpkin Blog back in 2012 with a Chinese New Year Party!

If you are planning your dinner party and need some tasty food ideas, be sure to take a look at these 50+ Delicious Recipes for Chinese New Year.

Where are the Chinese New Year Bingo Downloads?

  • You will find the download links at the bottom of this page, surrounded by a purple box.
  • Tap the purple download buttons to save the PDF file(s) to your device.
  • Printables are available in two sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″).
  • Download the size suitable for your printer.
Digital Representation of Free Printable Chinese New Year Bingo Game Cards

Included in This Free Printable Bingo Cards Set

Included in this Chinese New Year Bingo printable set are:

  • 12 Chinese New Year Bingo Cards (full page)
  • 12 Chinese New Year Bingo Cards (half page)
  • 5 Chinese New Year Bingo Calling Sheets (cut each call sheet into individual cards)
  • 2 sets of Bingo Tokens (2 different designs)
  • This fun bingo game is for 2 to 12 players, with 12 unique bingo cards.

The full and half-page printable New Year bingo cards (and bingo tokens) are the same layouts, just different sizes. Simply print off the game boards you want to use. The full size bingo boards might be more suitable for little kids and senior players.

The colorful cards are filled with fun pictures of Chinese culture related to the Spring Festival of the Lunar New Year.

This includes Red Envelopes, lucky bamboo, Firecrackers, traditional foods, and the Jade Emperor, who decided the order of the animals of the Chinese zodiac.

There are two sets of animals in this free printable Chinese New Year bingo game—all of the buildable animals we’ve created so far, which, when called out, read Year of the Dragon, Year of the Rabbit, Year of the Dog, etc., as well as red paper cutouts of each of the Chinese zodiac signs.

How To Set Up The Bingo Game

  • Download the free printable game file to your device (downloads are further down the page, surrounded by a purple box).
  • Print the size of the Bingo Card you require. If printing the half-page cards, cut them in half so each player has one each.
  • Print and cut the Bingo Calling Cards along the lines, fold them in half and in half again, and place them into a bowl.
  • Print and cut the Tokens – each player needs 25.
  • Alternatively, if you don’t want to print out the Tokens, you can use dot markers or bingo markers (called daubers) to mark off each image as it is called.
  • You could also use Bingo Chips or other small items to cover the festive bingo cards.

Tips for Best Results

  • For the best experience, print your free bingo cards on white card stock or regular paper.
  • If you want to use them year after year, laminating them is a great way to make them durable and compatible with dry erase markers.
  • If you laminate the calling cards, shuffle them, and draw them like playing cards.

How to Play Chinese New Year Picture Bingo:

If you don’t know how to play bingo, here is a quick rundown.

  • Assign someone to be the Bingo Caller.
  • Each player is given a Bingo Card and a set of Tokens.
  • Players cover the FREE SPACE in the middle of the Bingo Card.
  • Decide the winning straight line(s): a horizontal line, a vertical line, two lines, or a diagonal line. Other winning combos are four corners or filling the board entirely for a Full House.
  • The Bingo Caller pulls out one of the Calling Cards and calls it out to the players. It can be helpful to show the calling card to the players so they know what to look for if they don’t know the word for it.
  • The players then cover that picture on their bingo cards.
  • The winner is the first to complete the winning line(s) and shouts BINGO!
  • TIP! Hand out prizes for each winning sequence, with a grand prize for a Full House.
Digital Representation of Free Printable Chinese New Year Bingo Game

How To Play Virtual Bingo

We’ve made digital versions of our printable bingo cards, so you can play online with friends and family via services like Zoom or House Party.

Send each player a different digital bingo card that they can save to their phone or tablet and use to play this game!

Play the game as usual, calling out the Chinese New Year bingo images and players marking off their digital cards with the edit/markup feature available on most phones.

Alternatively, they can print out their own bingo cards and play traditionally.

Download the Single Cards in the download box below. Please note that the cards are graphic files that can be resized and printed to fit your paper size.

Each card is available as a single sheet, so all players can receive a different card. These single files are zipped up in a ZIP file, which you can unzip using Winzip – usually found on most computers or using WinRAR.

More Bingo

Want to play bingo for other seasonal holidays? Grab these now and have them ready for when it is time to celebrate!

We have created over 200+ Free Printables for you to download and use. They include seasonal crafts, decorations, puzzles, coloring sheets, and more!

Get More: Free Chinese New Year Printables

Download Chinese New Year Bingo Cards

The downloads are in the purple box below. Click the purple download button link to save the printable file(s) to your computer.

Download The Free Printables Here:

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