猜啞謎 Charades to learn Chinese

猜啞謎 Charades to learn Chinese

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!

This week’s activity is an old favorite of many parties: charades! Now, despite the fact that charades is mostly a physical acting activity, the actual choosing and reading of the character cards they will be doing is helping children practice reading.

ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK

Your child will be acting out the characters and words they read on a card or slip of paper. The other children will be guessing what the first player is acting out.

WHAT YOU NEED 道具
  • 思展閱讀練習卡 (或自製字卡) Basic Chinese 500 Study Cards (or make your own)
  • 紙 (如自製字卡) Paper (if you are making your own cards)
  • 筆 Pen/Pencils
  • 紙條 Slips of paper
HOW TO PREPARE 準備
  • Regardless of whether you are using pre-written cards or writing your own topics, select cards that are age and developmentally appropriate for your children.
  • Scoreboard/Notepad to tally points
ACTIVITIY - 猜啞謎 Charades
(age 3+, multi player)
HOW TO PLAY 玩法
  1. Have the first player choose a card and read it to themselves.
  2. Have the first player act out the card and other players guess.
  3. After a few minutes, if no one has guessed the word, you can move on to the next child.

Depending on the age of your child, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity by having multi-character words, terms, concepts, phrases, or idioms. If your children are really, young, you may want to provide easier cards such as animals, household objects, movies, shows, or easy actions.

For your older kids playing with more complicated cards, you may want to consider teaching your children some basic charades signals and gestures.

猜啞謎
Charades
猜啞謎
Charades
ACTING OUT CATEGORIES
CATEGORY
ACTING SUGGESTIONS
BOOK
You open your hands to pretend you’re opening a book.
MOVIE or FILM
Act as if you’re working an old movie camera, winding/turning one hand and holding a camera with the other
PERSON
Stand tall and place your hands on your hips.
PLACE
You draw a circle in the air to represent Earth and point to it.
PLAY
You pretend to open a theater curtain with your hands.
SONG
Cup your hand to your mouth to act as if you’re singing a song.
TV SHOW
You draw a rectangle in the air to represent a TV.
BASIC GESTURES TO SIGNAL THE FOLLOWING
IDEA / INFORMATION
GESTURE
Number of words in the phrase
Hold up a finger for each word in the phrase.
Number of syllables in a word
Hold a finger to your forearm for each syllable in a word.
If there are multiple words or syllables, which word or syllable you are acting
Hold up the number of fingers corresponding to the word or syllable.
A small word
Put your index and thumb close together as if you’re representing a small word.
A big word
Hold your index finger and thumb far apart as if you’re representing a big word.
A word sounds like another word
Put your hand behind your ear as if you’re cupping it to hear better.
Plural of the word
Hook both your little fingers together.

We have seen children  who were initially reluctant to do this activity because they weren’t quite sure what is wanted from them. But once they got the hang of it, they kept fighting over whose turn it was to act out the cards. In fact, long after the filming and photo taking were done, the children got extra cards and kept going for another 20-30 minutes and asked for harder cards.

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

Take a break.

Learning and acquiring new skills takes time and effort. Unfortunately, we are teaching our children Chinese in the real world – where we work, send our kids to school, and take care of a thousand other little things. Sometimes, it can become overwhelming.

When that happens, there is no harm or shame in taking time to regroup and re-charge. In fact, after resting, there is often a renewed sense of purpose and drive.

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

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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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