Decorating Glue Chinese Characters

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!

We hope you have been enjoying the new types of posts we’ve been featuring on the blog. It’s been good to stretch and try new things so hopefully, it’s been good to consume different things, too.

ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK

We’ll be having your child “write” a character using glue and then decorating the glue with all manner of things. They can even color/paint over the clear dried glue!

ACTIVITIY 1 - Decorating Glue Characters Activity
(age 3+, single player)
WHAT YOU NEED 道具
  • White glue
  • Paper/wax paper/foil
  • Coloured pens, paints, markers
  • Cut/ripped pieces of paper, pom poms, string, flower petals, leaves, rice, beads, anything that is tiny or that the kids want to use
HOW TO MAKE 準備

The activity is the making so you don’t have to create anything in particular for your child other than providing the materials.

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HOW TO PLAY 玩法
  1. Have your child “write” a character using white glue. If your child is too young to remember how to write it by themself, you can either provide cards from which they can copy, or write the character very lightly on the page and have them squeeze glue over it. (Note: the glue usually dries clear-ish so write lightly in pencil otherwise the markings will show through.)
  2. Once the character is written in glue, have your child stick or decorate the character with whatever they want, however they want.
  3. When your child is done, you can wait for the glue to dry clear and then have your child color the dried glue with paint or markers.
    4) If you used wax paper or aluminum foil for the backing, you can carefully lift the dried characters from the sheets and add string to hang around the house or use as fancy flash cards. You can also save them as possible Christmas tree decorations! (Wax paper will likely work better because the foil will not unstick well.)
ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO PLAY 玩法變化
  • If you have enough glue (or even different colored glue), you can experiment with making characters of different sizes. The characters can be VERY BIG or very small and every size in between. This will also teach your children how different dimensions will affect the clarity and legibility of the finished products (as well as how many things they can add to the character as decoration).
  • If your child is on the younger side, you may even have to write it for them. My ~5 year old refused to write anything and decided to play and create whatever he wanted instead. However, my 8.5 and 6.5 year olds were very excited to write as many hard characters as they could.

I know. It’s a messy craft but I have found my children LOVE messy crafts – especially those that involve dumping out ALL my white glue. If you don’t want to end up with crunchy carpets, I recommend doing this on a tiled or hard floor that is easy to clean. Or outside.

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

We know you’re busy and likely have very packed schedules. But did you know that you Sagebooks are slim enough to slip into your purse or bag and bring with you on errands with your kids?

If you can, you can have your kids read or review lessons out loud while you’re driving. If that seems too precarious and you have older kids, you can ask them to check on the accuracy of their younger sibling. Or, you can read these books when you’re waiting at the doctor’s office, in line at the post office, or waiting for a sibling’s activity to end.

There are always pockets of time for you to discover and use on Sagebooks. It doesn’t always have to be reading the sets, either. Many of our previous activities (especially some of the ones that don’t require props, such as Hiding characters in drawings,  Guessing Traced Characters ActivityCharacter Stroke Guessing Game) can be done while on the go, too.

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

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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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