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Age Range: 7-11
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • D & T
  • Maths

Chinese zodiac animal wheel

Making a Chinese zodiac animal wheel

In the Chinese zodiac, each year is represented by an animal with a different personality. Why not find out more about this tradition and make your own Chinese zodiac animal wheel from a template?

Activity info, teachers’ notes and curriculum links

In this activity learners will learn about cutting and assembling a simple graphic product. Learners will use a template to cut out the circle templates for the Chinese zodiac animal wheel and also learn about the twelve zodiac animals.

Tools/resources required

  • Thin card
  • Scissors
  • Pencils
  • Sticky tack
  • Paper fasteners

Download the free activity sheets below!

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The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

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