A board game is a fun and easy way to review Chinese characters. My daughter (4YO) loves to play board games. What better way to review Chinese characters than with something kids enjoy.
To make it easier for you to review Chinese characters with your kids, I created a free printable board game.
How to Use the Printable Board Game
All you have to do is print out the board game and the blank cards included. Then write the Chinese characters you want to review with your kids on the spaces and card. If your kids can already write characters, have them fill it out for you or for their siblings if you have younger ones at home. This way, they can get some practical writing practice too!
I’d suggest that you review seven characters for each game.
I placed the board game in a plastic sleeve to make it more durable and then you don’t have to laminate each game. It also makes it easier to just print out a new game to review the new characters you want to review.
Here’s the plastic sleeve similar to the one we use. I can also find them sometimes at the dollar store.
Helpful Tips to Increase Chinese Character Retention
Be sure to show your kid(s) the play cards and invite them to read it aloud if they’ve learned it. If not, don’t fret, just read it aloud for them. Use the game to increase exposure to the character.
Most of the time, kids need multiple exposure to the same character for them to remember it. This goes for just about everything they’re learning.
Don’t feel pressured for them to know the Chinese characters right after seeing it the first time. If you’re stressed, kids will pick up on it. Relax, have fun, enjoy the bonding experience. Make learning Chinese fun and your children will enjoy learning Chinese!
To increase exposure, you can also ask your kids to “help” you or younger players find where the character is. Kids love to help! Give them opportunities to show off and apply what they’ve learned.
How to Access Free Printable Board Game
To access the board game, register below if you haven’t yet. After confirming your email, you’ll receive a password to access the printables.
If you’ve already registered, just go to my printables page and enter the password.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you and your family have as much fun with the board game. Be sure to tag me (@spotofsunshineChinese) so I can see the faith kits in action!