Advanced games to learn emotions

希望我們在這裏分享的各種遊戲能帶給孩子學習的歡樂,也帶給你更多的家庭教學靈感。大家發到【講媽 ⦁ 講爸】Facebook 群組 的孩子學習照片為我們帶來很大的鼓舞。要是你還未加入我們的大家庭,那就要趕快去看看喔!

We hope you have been finding these activities and tips helpful and fun. We certainly have been enjoying your pictures and feedback in our Sagebooks HK Parent Support Facebook Group. If you haven’t checked us out there yet, please take a quick second to join!

In a previous post, we focused on activities that were more appropriate for younger children or new Chinese learners. This post will focus on a little more advanced Chinese because we will be integrating all the skills we have been using in previous activities such as storytelling, drawing, and writing.

ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK

Most of these activities are geared toward older children – but like for our other activities, we can scale them back for younger ones. Just make appropriate adaptations.

ACTIVITIY 1 - Emotion Storytelling
(age 5+, single/multiple player)
WHAT YOU NEED 道具
  • Sheets of paper
  • Pen/Pencil
HOW TO MAKE 準備
  • Prepare different “emotion” cards for your child to use as a prompt
HOW TO PLAY 玩法
  1. Offer your child three prompts from which to choose. Have them tell or write a short story that features the emotion they choose.
  2. If there are multiple children, you can have the children agree on which emotion to choose. Then, have each child tell one line of the story and continue around the room until the story is done.
ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化

視乎孩子的情況,你可以增加以下的活動:

Depending on the age of your child, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by:

  1. To make it easier, you can have your child tell you the story or draw a picture instead of writing it.
  2. To make it easier, you can have the story be shorter instead of longer.
  3. To make it more difficult, you can ask your child to incorporate more than one emotion.
  4. To make it more difficult, you can use more complex emotions like disgust, loneliness, jealousy, etc.
 
ACTIVITIY 2 - Emotion Story Drawing
(age 3+, single/multiple player)
WHAT YOU NEED 道具
  • Sheets of paper
  • Pen/Pencil
HOW TO MAKE 準備
  • Prepare different “emotion” cards for your child to use as a prompt
HOW TO PLAY 玩法
  1. Offer your child three prompts from which to choose. Have them draw a picture of a time when they felt a particular emotion.
  2. After they draw the picture, have your child describe the picture and scenario to you.
ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化

視乎孩子的情況,你可以增加以下的活動:

Depending on the age of your child, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by:

  1. To make the activity easier, your child doesn’t have to describe the picture to you.
  2. To make the activity harder, you can ask your child to draw a comic style picture instead of just one picture. (Please refer to one of our previous post on comics-related activities to draw inspirations)
  3. To make the activity harder, you can ask your child to incorporate more than one emotion in the picture. Have there been times when they felt more than one emotion at a time?
ACTIVITIY 3 - Emotion Idiom Matching Activity
(age 5+, single/multiple player)
WHAT YOU NEED 道具
  • Sheets of paper
  • Pen/Pencil
HOW TO MAKE 準備
  • You can draw different images to represent feelings, or just regular faces on cards.
  • If you are stuck, there is a wide range of readily available emojis that you can use as a source of inspiration.
  • Write Chinese idioms that match the emojis. For your reference, you can look at our previous article about EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.
  • Please feel free to download a reference sheet of some common Chinese idioms on emotions.
HOW TO PLAY 玩法
  • Mix up the Idiom/Phrase cards and give a set of the emoji cards to each child playing.
  • Flip over an idiom/phrase card. See who can choose the matching emoji card first. Whoever is fastest gets the point.
ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化

視乎孩子的情況,你可以增加以下的活動:

Depending on the age of your child, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by:

  • To make the activity easier, the children don’t have to compete against each other.
  • To make the activity harder, you can include more cards.
  • To make the activity harder, you can have your child do the “opposite” emotions instead.
  • If your children vary in ages, you can give handicaps to the older children. For example, every TWO cards counts as one point.
 

我們希望能看到你的孩子做這些遊戲的照片或影片,也希望能聽到你的意見或提問。更歡迎加入我們的【講媽 ⦁ 講爸】Facebook 群組,我們等你喔~

We would love to hear your comments and see pictures of your kids doing the activities. Make sure you join our Sagebooks HK Parent Support Facebook Group and share with us!

HOMESCHOOLING TIPS

Keep the target in mind.

With regards to Chinese fluency and literacy, what is your ultimate goal? Why is that important to you? If you keep these reasons at the forefront of your mind, it will be easier to persist when things are hard or your schedule makes working on Chinese a hassle.

Also, remember that you’re allowed to change your mind. Your goals can change depending on your family situation. Give yourself grace to adapt and adjust – whether it is de-emphasizing Chinese or increasing time spent on Chinese. There is plenty of time.

Like this tip? Join us in our Facebook Group and meet other parents who are teaching their kids Basic Chinese 500 at all different ages and levels.

我們會經常為大家探討漢字和語文的課題。
要是你有特別的相關課題希望我們探討,歡迎您告訴我們。

We discuss Chinese language and culture related topics on a regular basis.
If you would like us to discuss certain topics about Chinese, please let us know.

更多教養支援 SUPPORT FOR YOU

很多家長都已是我們 Facebook 群組【講媽 · 講爸園地】 的成員。歡迎你也加入我們,一起互相鼓勵和支持,共同為孩子的學習而努力。

Many parents are already part of our Facebook Group. If you’d like to take advantage of the collective wisdom of your fellow parents, please join us.

We’d love to hear from you.

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Sagebooks Hongkong promotes independent reading and life-long learning by nurturing the child’s confidence, autonomy and self-teaching abilities. Since 2006. Find out more About Us.

© 2020 Sagebooks Hongkong. All rights reserved.

Sagebooks Hongkong promotes independent reading and life-long learning by nurturing the child’s confidence, autonomy and self-teaching abilities. Since 2006. Find out more About Us.

© 2020 Sagebooks Hongkong. All rights reserved.

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