Our backyard is fairy small but just enough space to jump around and draw with chalk! To reinforce food vocabulary that we learned last week with stickers and craft sticks (here and here), I drew pictures of food on the concrete and wrote the character name beside it.
Since live in warm, sunny California, we try to play outside for at least 1-2 hours per day. It’s so important to get outside for fresh air, exercise, and vitamin D!
My daughter had a blast pouring water while calling out each character!
How to set up the food names activity
All you need is colorful chalk (Amazon affiliate link) and a watering pot!
I recommend writing the characters in black chalk so that the character stands out against the concrete.
I drew and wrote following foods in simplified Chinese:
- 葡萄 (pútáo / grape)
- 番茄 (fānqié / tomato)
- 茄子 (qiézi / eggplant)
- 西瓜 (xīguā / watermelon)
- 豌豆 (wāndòu / peas)
- 黄瓜 (huángguā / cucumber)
- 橘子 (júzi / tangerine)
Watering food names: VIDEO
Here’s a video of my daughter enjoying this activity! I hope your kids have fun with this too!
If you try this activity, let us know! Leave a comment and don’t forget to tag a photo #ChalkAcademy on Instagram and Facebook.