This week, we’ll be removing one of your child’s senses to see if they can still write characters. Mostly, this is just a fun way to trick your kids into writing - and also test their siblings or friends’ reading.
WHAT YOU NEED
- (optional) Flash cards (either your own, or you can try the new Basic Chinese Study Cards)
HOW TO PREPARE
- The activity is the doing so there is no preparation.
HOW TO PLAY
Blindfold Writing Activity (age 3+, single/multi person)
1. (optional) Place 3-5 character cards in front of your child.
2. Ask your child to choose a character to write and blindfold then them. (If your child knows enough characters to choose their own, you don’t have to give them cards.)
3. Have child write the character blindfolded and the other kids guess what character they’re writing.
Depending on the age of your child, you can increase or decrease the difficulty level of the activity. If your children are really, young, you may want to provide easier cards so they can look at the character, memorize it, then write it. For older children, you may want to provide harder characters.
Blindfold Writing Activity
I was surprised at how good my children were capable of writing even when blindfolded. I did not expect that at all! So, sadly, I think this activity was slightly anticlimactic for my almost 9 year old and 7 year old. My 5 year old thought it was too hard to think of characters to write so I think I should have shown him cards for him to write. They did have fun, though - especially because they wanted to wear the blindfold.