Our laminated food flashcards are one of the most used Chinese & Korean "toys" in our home! Shopping, cooking, eating - these versatile cards can be used in many ways!
We're big fans of sensory bins in our home, and hidden Chinese flashcards are my secret to making them extra educational! This activity for children encourages fun with everyday fine motor skills (eg, scooping, pouring) while learning how to speak and read Chinese.
Sensory play + Chinese writing! Use dried pasta and beans to practice writing the characters 豆 (dòu / bean) and 面 (miàn / pasta).
To reinforce food vocabulary that we learned last week with the sticker and craft stick activities, I drew pictures of food on the concrete and wrote the character name beside it. My daughter had a blast pouring water while calling out each character!
Planting fruit and vegetable stickers activity is a fun way to teach Chinese characters and learn about foods that grow from trees versus the ground.
An educational spin to a classic summer craft: counting practice with watermelon seeds! Then my daughter used the watermelon slices for pretend play and ate lots of watermelon at her pretend picnic party!