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甲骨文配配卡 Oracle Bone Script Matching Card Game

8 total reviews

Regular price $39.90 SGD
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Warning: Not your normal Chinese flash cards. Fun times ahead! 

Word recognition is an integral part of language mastery. My Story Treasury brings to you a fun and interactive way to introduce the origin of Chinese characters using the earliest known form of Chinese writing - an absolute gem for kinesthetic and visual learners!

See the transformation of representations from drawings, to 甲骨文 (Oracle bone script) used in ancient China and then to our Simplified Chinese Characters used in modern communication. Kids and adults alike can better appreciate the beauty of Chinese characters, and also feel the impact of Chinese civilization before our time, helping us understand our place in history. 

Helps train a child's observation, concentration, memory and confidence.
Doesn't hurt that the cards are also really beautiful and pleasing to the eye! 

About the cards:

There are 108 cards in each set, based on 36 commonly used Chinese characters in total of 4 themes. 
Each character has 3 representations, namely a drawing, oracle bone script and simplified chinese character. 

There are 2 different sets!

Set 1 has simpler words on

  • sky and earth (eg 日,月,山,水)
  • people and home (eg 人,口,手,门, 家)
  • animals (eg 牛,羊,马,兔)
  • plants (eg 木,林,果,田)

Set 2 builds on Set 1,
and has slightly more difficult words on

  • nature (eg 雷,电,雪,岛)
  • animals (eg 龟,鼠,熊,吠)
  • people and home (eg 心,齿,男,女)
  • tools (eg 刀,弓,车,衣)

Many ways to play - My Story Treasury tested this with many kids and parents!

1. Learn: Divide the card into different themes, and go through the cards, making sense of the representations and drawing relations between the different representations

2. Memory game: Match 2 or 3 different cards of the same character, player with most number of sets win. Can be adapted to different difficulty levels. (Detailed instructions in item pamphlet)

3. Photo hunt: Choose a few modern Chinese characters, and take a photo of the actual item with the characters. Eg match the word 土 with soil at the park, match 云 against the fluffy clouds in the sky. 

4. Guess the word: Guess the Chinese word from the oracle bone script

5. Oracle Bone Script drawings: Use the oracle bone script characters as reference, to draw and colour your own scene or story, eg with a man riding a horse up a hill with trees around, the sun and clouds in the sky - utilising 人,马,山,木,日,云。

6. Use the pretty non-worded side of the cards and make pictures with the shapes eg house, bird

The sky is the limit. Play away!

Here are some ways our friends have used these cards:

Some ways we have used these cards for exploratory studies:

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Zhi Hui Lim
Excellent game

Fun matching game. Helps children to learn chinese words in a visual and fun way.

Crizia Nicole Ang
Search over, finally found this wonderful product!

Received our order safely here in the Philippines. My daughter and I super love it. As of the moment, she won’t let me teach her the correct match, but she’s always grabbing this from the shelf.

A number of our Chinese-Filipino friends are also looking for this and were happy to finally have found a seller.

Even my mother-in-law is impressed with this product. 🥰

I’m looking forward to using this to its fullest potential.

Eileen Kiong
Oracle Bone Script Matching Card Game

Very good quality cards to teach children on the evolution of chinese characters. Most importantly, it piques the interest of the young mind to chinese characters. The cute prints and carefully designed shapes are other learning points for the children.

Melissa Cheok
Great buy!!

The book provides pictures that link to the chinese characters, making remembering the chinese characters easier cos there is now a meaning to word! I woukd recommend this for all early learners!

Beng Lay Chan
review on oracle bone script matching

My girl is in P1 but she found it fun trying to match the cards.