Years ago when I took martial arts, I learned to count in Japanese. I thought it would be fun to make some counting cards to teach my oldest how to count up to 10 in Japanese. With other country units, my salt tracing bin has been a big hit, and I decided to use it yet again to trace the symbols as we pronounced the words. I personally think the Japanese symbols are so beautiful – don’t you?
You can download FREE the counting cards HERE.
For the tracing, I used a Melissa and Doug tray that some lacing boards had come in, and a small stick I found on a nature walk one day.
My kiddo loved copying the symbols – I think she did a pretty good job!
This activity is especially great for teaching writing instrument holding, fine motor skills and of course learning another language! 🙂