Lesson Plans

Chinese teaching resources: Learning Colours and Animals

Incrementally build up vocab and then sentences using vocabulary for animals and colours.

This pack of resources builds up in 3 levels as follows:

Learning about animals:

  • PPT Presentation called 'Animals' which shows show a mixture of animals with their associated characters/pinyin
  • 1 page handout showing animals and characters/pinyin
  • 1 page game worksheet matching animals to characters/pinyin

Learning about colours:

  • PPT Presentation called 'Colours' which shows the familiar animals and their specific colours.

Putting together a sentence using animals and colours:

  • PPT Presentation where pupils have to make a very basic sentence eg, Rabbit is wearing yellow


Character Sentence Pattern Practise tip

This useful exercise for practising sentence patterns in a fun and motivational way was sent in by Paul Tyskerud of Dartford Grammar School

• Type out the sentence patterns/structures that you are studying at the moment (at lease font size 20) leaving spaces between each character.

• Print them out (about 8 copies for a class that has 8 tables or more if you like) and then cut out each character

• When you have cut out all of your characters, shuffle them and put them in an envelope. You will need an envelope for each table/group in the class. Copies of some typical characters Paul has used are attached.

• Write on the white board the sentences that need to be found/put together in English and tell pupils the first team to correctly piece together the sentences wins a prize/merit mark (give the quietest team a merit mark to encourage good behaviour!).

Whilst this may be a fairly old technique, it does always seem to get a very positive results from students. It also ticks the following boxes:

• Kinaesthetic learning

• Team work

I like to Eat..... building up sentences about Food

Use this resource to let your students build up sentences about Chinese food.

Children/teachers can Incrementally increase the complexity of the sentences.

Children can pick from the following sets of words in order to make a sentence: