The marks carved on rocks 8000 years ago , are regarded as the first example of Chinese character,ancient Chinese recorded what they saw in the world by drawing.legends say that the Chinese characters are pictures which can be write. westerners often say that Chinese characters are pictographs.
The Chinese character 日 means sun in English; 山 means mountain.
水 means water.
林means forest； 象 means elephant.
马 means horse; 夫means man.
The picture below tell us: a man is riding a horse.
Here is the story. The man wanna across the river, but he can not swim, but there are some trees on river bank, how can he get the other side of the river?
The man gonna use saw cutting down tress to make a boat.
刀 means saw or knife. 舟 means boat.
After learned all those Chinese characters above, here`s a “patting game ” for kids.two kids a group, one need picking pictures from the page below to say a sentence or create a short story. another kid pat the picture following what the first kid said.