Want to learn simple Chinese numbers using LEGO? Then read on and see how we incorporate LEGO into our daily life! Many of my readers will know that I love to use crafts to teach my children or our Lichfield Mandarin Club’s children in Chinese language. For example, we used ang pow (red packets) to make a Chinese character sheep, used old ang pow to write Chinese character Monkey, practised writing Chinese New Year words on balloons, 3D paper cutting Spring character and many more.
This time I am using LEGO to get both of my children to teach simple Chinese Numbers. As you may know, LEGO not only helps children to use their imagination and be creative, they are also great for fine motor skills and learning basic construction. Now I am using LEGO to build the Chinese numbers to educate my children.
For this activity, you would need a LEGO base plate, lot of random shaped LEGO and Blu Tack. Firstly, place a few blobs of Blu Tack on the back of the LEGO base plate and stick it onto the table. This is to ensure that it will not move around. Then show them a list of Chinese characters and allow them to use the LEGO to build the numbers.
We don’t have a huge collection hence the numbers look quite blocky. I had to break up many of their sets to get the right colour builds. Of course, if you have a huge collections or not as OCD as me, then it won’t be a problem, your characters would look smoother than mine.
My children and I have made this video on how we make use of LEGO to build the Chinese numbers, so please do check it out!
Disclosure: We have been shortlisted to represent LEGO 2016 Ambassador and this is my entry to be part of LEGO bloggers.