Chinese Learning Activity: Characters Game

Chinese characters in drawings game

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!

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This activity may not seem conventional, but it is fun and artistic for kids to try. In fact, the best part of the activity is when they ask the grown up (or other kids) to find the hidden characters.

 

ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK

This week, your children will be “hiding” characters in their drawings. Whether they choose to make the picture the actual character or they draw a scene and hide the characters within the picture is up to them.

ACTIVITIY - Story Hidden Characters Game
(age 3+, single/multiple player)
WHAT YOU NEED 道具
  • Sheets of paper
  • Pen/pencil/crayons
HOW TO MAKE 準備
  • Your child gets to make the activity this week, so once again, no prep work!
  • Alternatively, if you also want to participate, you can follow the directions below, too.
HOW TO PLAY 玩法
  1. Have child choose 1-10 characters to draw/incorporate in a drawing
  2. Child draws a picture either making the picture the actual character, or drawing a scene and hiding/writing the characters in tiny script to be part of the picture. They can also decide to make smaller pictures into characters and incorporate into the larger scene.
  3. When your child is done, they can either switch with your other children and find each other’s hidden characters or have you search for the characters, too.
ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化

If your children are younger, you can give the “guesser” a list of the characters hidden in the drawing (unless the actual drawing is the character). To make the game harder, you can keep the character list hidden as well as the number of characters to find hidden. You can also have the guesser write down the characters they find instead of circling or pointing out the characters.

玩遊戲
Let's play

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

Read other Chinese books with your child.

Often, we forget that the entire point of using Basic Chinese 500 is so that our children will be able to read Chinese (or at least, 500 of the characters, anyway). If you have other Chinese books at home, read them with your child. Point to the characters they should know and have them read only those characters.

In fact, if you’re feeling really lazy, you can just have your children point out the characters they know in children’s books instead of reading the story. The beauty of this is that the fewer characters they know, the faster the story time will go. 😉

If you do not have Chinese books at home, you can always print out Chinese text online and have your children circle or point out all the characters they recognize. This activity is particularly helpful because our children see WHY they are learning Chinese. They are learning so that they can unlock stories written in Chinese, plus they can see their improvement over time as your children can read more and more characters.

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.

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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.

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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.

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