Clothespin color matching is one of my daughter's favorite activities at age 3 and 4 years. It's a great way to exercise fine motor skills while practicing Chinese character recognition!
Puffy Paint Letters are a fun and effective way to teach Chinese and Korean words! Here's how to make tactile letters that help kids learn.
Stickers are a fun way to develop eye-hand coordination and focus for future writing. Here are tips on how to use stickers with different ages and languages (Chinese and Korean).
Looking for a fun and inexpensive way to teach kids colors? Here are 3 easy ways to use bottle caps for color matching and fine motor skills!
孩子的彩色启蒙全书 (Usborne Big Book of Colors) is a fun, interactive book that teaches basic colors. Toddlers can enjoy a variety of color learning activities along with the book!
Color matching popsicles are a fun way for kids to learn about colors! Here are DIY tips and Montessori-inspired advice for teaching colors!
Pipette painting is a fun process art activity! With different fabrics as the canvas, kids can learn color science while strengthening fine motor skills!
Ice cream scoop color matching is a fun way to learn color names! This is an easy, low-prep, and educational activity for toddlers and preschoolers!
Number and color pattern learning with recycled paper rolls and a paper towel holder! This is a fun and educational activity with items you probably have at home!
Craft sticks (aka popsicle sticks!) are great for making word puzzles for children! It took me less than 10 minutes to set up craft stick puzzles for my daughter to learn how to read color names in traditional Chinese (yay for low prep!).
Dot Sticker Color Matching is fun way to get kids to practice colors while learning how to read color names! While younger toddlers practice peeling, sticking, and color recognition, older toddlers and school-aged children can learn the Chinese characters.
This Giant Color Sorting activity is one of our favorites because it get the kids moving while learning colors! Color sorting encourages kids to thinking about categorizing things you already have at home. This activity takes almost no time or effort to prepare!
Does your child know that there are several Chinese idioms for colorful? Here's an easy craft stick rainbow puzzle that reinforces the idiom 五颜六色 (wǔ yán liù sè / colorful).
Pom Pom Color Matching is a fun way to learn about color names in Chinese! This sensory activity also improves fine motor strength and coordination.
A color transfer and mixing experiment with puffy paint, cotton rounds, and cotton balls to reinforce the colors of the rainbow 红, 橙, 黄, 绿, 蓝, 紫 (hóng, chéng, huáng, lǜ, lán, zǐ / red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple).
Peg color matching encourages learners to recognize Chinese characters while strengthening fine motor skills via clothespin clipping.