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Toddler Activities: Lisee A Red Money Envelope

Toddler Activities: Make a Red Money Envelope

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Make a red money envelope and give to someone special as a blessing of good wishes for the coming year.


  • Red construction paper
  • Free Printable Lisee Envelope Pattern Here Print Lisee Envelope
  • Gold or Black Glitter for design

  • Nickel, Quarter, Play Money or write a New Year's Wish on a small piece of paper.
  • Elmers Glue

  • Scissors


    1. Print out lisee envelope on red construction paper.
    2. Put glue on the pattern and sprinkle with glitter. Dust off excess and let dry.
    3. Cut out the envelope pattern.
    4. Fold and Glue as instructed on the sheet

  • If you do not have construction paper, print on white paper and use crayons to color background red and the pattern black.

  • You can buy packs of construction paper at places like Costco (648 sheets in 12 colors) for an inexpensive price)


  • Write a message on a small piece of paper, fold and place in envelope.


    It is also common for adults or young couples to give red packets to children. Red packets almost always contain money, usually varying from a couple of dollars to several hundred. Per custom, the amount of money in the red packets should be of even numbers. Sometimes chocolate coins are found in the red packets.

    When is Chinese New Year?

    2008 February 7: Year of the Rat
    2009 January 26: Year of the Ox
    2010 February 14: Year of the Tiger
    2011 February 3: Year of the Rabbit
    2012 January 23: Year of the Dragon
    2013 February 10: Year of the Snake
    2014 January 31: Year of the Horse
    2015 February 19: Year of the Sheep
    2016 February 8: Year of the Monkey
    2017 January 28: Year of the Rooster
    2018 February 16: Year of the Dog
    2019 February 5: Year of the Pig

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