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Bopomofo ㄅㄆㄇㄈ Mnemonic Worksheets for Children 注音符號助憶鍵

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Learn Bopomofo ㄅㄆㄇㄈ/ Zhuyin Fuhao 注音符號 with these fun, simple and free mnemonics 注音符號助憶鍵 worksheets, created with love by me, for your little ones!

December 21, 2011. YAY! I finally completed this project in less than 1 year! Using awesome Waldorf Education methods for learning, I made mnemonics worksheets for people on this planet to learn Mandarin Chinese Phonics (“Bopomofo”/Zhuyin Fuhao). With one look, you will always remember the phonics symbols, no more rote writing of each symbol a gazillion times in your exercise books! This resource is free for you! Please click “like” on my facebook page (see top of sidebar) and check back again. I will add sound later when I learn how to.
Learn and memorize zhuyin fuhao by drawing pictures! I have lovingly prepared some mnemonic worksheets for you! Click on each worksheet to download a PDF version for printing. To view and print the entire collection of PDF worksheets on this page at once, click here. Please note, this is a 40 page PDF file of the worksheets below.

I hope these worksheets make you smile. The happier you are, the better you learn and retain the memory of the learning exercises.

To see a bopomofo /zhuyin fuhao overview, click here.

Click here if you wish to print out FREE Zhuyin Fuhao flashcards made by me!

What do I do with all these loose worksheets? Here is a an “Ancient Chinese Book Binding Craft for Children to Teach Your Child a Reverence and Love of Books” tutorial  (Please Follow Me on my blog and check back after Christmas for this tutorial).

Thank you Chris Bennett of the Waldorf School of Orange County, California for the inspiration to create these picture learning materials!














December 20, 2011. Hooray! I have completed ALL the zhuyin fuhao mnemonic worksheet pages!!!

I have worked on these pages over the year to make learning Bopomofo/Zhuyin fuhao fun and easy for my first grader. No more rote memorizations. When we engage our children’s emotions (with something funny or something they can relate to), they will be more open to learn. I also hope that by one look at these pictures, the children will have a solid memory of each symbol. For instance, once a child knows that  “ㄇ” mo has the picture for “妺妺” / little sister, they will not make a mistake identifying that symbol again because their drawing has to fit the symbol. Also, since drawing is so much fun, children may be enthusiastic to do their work.

Please leave me a comment below if you like these zhuyin fuhao worksheets, if you find typos, or if some of them can be improved. I realize some may be harder for small children to draw, but I do love to watch my child’d best efforts and emulation. Regarding the children’s drawings, perfection should not be the key but the joy of learning and effort to draw them are important.

May your children learn with gusto. Thanks! – Jzin


Click here to see my tutorial on how to compile these worksheets into an Ancient Chinese Style book!



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44 Comments Post a comment
  1. Cat in Your Hat #

    Amazing… Sigh.

    September 11, 2011
  2. Kimberly #

    These are cute. Thanks!

    September 14, 2011
  3. Patrick #

    These are awesome! Can’t wait to see the rest. Where did you get them?

    October 14, 2011
    • jzinius #

      Thanks Patrick for the encouragement! We (me and my 6 year old) make them up as we go along. I thought this is a fun way for kids to learn drawing and zhuyin fuhao at the same time. Once children have a picture of the zhuyin symbols in their minds, these images will stay around for a long time. You may “Join me on this site” (icon on top left of this page) on my blog to check back on more worksheets!

      October 14, 2011
  4. Patrick #

    Great! Thanks for sharing your hard work! :)

    October 19, 2011
  5. Patrick #

    Wow! These are wonderful! I will definitely keep encouraging you if this is the result! :) I thank you and my 3 year old daughter thanks you!

    October 24, 2011
    • Sigh! I should have thought of that!

      December 22, 2011
  6. Hey, that’s powerful. Thanks for the work.

    December 22, 2011
  7. Sarah Gamble #

    This is awesome! Thanks a lot!

    February 18, 2012
    • jzinius #

      It makes me so happy to know some children out there are enjoying my work! May you always have the joy of learning!

      February 18, 2012
      • Mister Reader #

        I am a nearly fifty-year-old gentleman from USA who has a Taiwan-born wfie. Your pages will definitely assist me in my continuing education of bopomofo.

        February 13, 2013
        • Mister Reader #

          Of course, she is my wife, not “wfie”.

          February 13, 2013
  8. Micah #

    Thank you very much! I am self-teaching myself Zhuyin Fuhao and your hard work has helped me tremendously!

    June 6, 2012
    • jzinius #

      Thank you Micah for taking the time to respond. I am so happy it is helpful to you! Your comment is encouraging to me and makes my day! Yippie! Jzin

      June 6, 2012
  9. Sarah #

    Hello Jzin,

    Love your all your bopomo worksheets which are so cleverly made! As well all the pictures on your blog.. they are just gorgeous!! If it’s ok with you, I love to use those workseets for the little children in my weekend Chinese school (age 4 ~6) to practise their bopomo while having fun colouring them!

    Thank you so much for sharing your hardwork with us!!


    June 18, 2012
    • jzinius #

      Dear Sarah,

      Thank you for your kind words! It makes me very happy to know my work will be helpful to children. Feel free to use them. Whenever you can refer back to my website, I will appreciate it. If you have any feedback to share with me, I will enjoy hearing them.


      June 30, 2012
  10. Carmela #

    This is great! Even for adult learners, this tool can help a lot! :)

    October 19, 2012
  11. jzinius #

    Dear Carmela, Thank you so much for taking the time to write to me. It makes me so happy that my work can be enjoyed by children and adults alike! Enjoy doodling!

    October 19, 2012
  12. well done ! Perfect! thank You for this help :*

    October 25, 2012
    • jzinius #

      Thanks Cuki for taking the time to write me. How exciting to meet people from across the globe this way. I see on your link you are very multilingual. Impressive! Best to your learning journey! love, Jzin

      October 26, 2012
  13. candy #

    Thank you very much for these.

    December 26, 2012
    • jzinius #

      You are welcome, Candy. I am glad it can be useful for others! – Jzin

      December 27, 2012
  14. fendi #

    this is so helpfulll… thank’s alot for the share…
    anyway, how to type the chinese character with ZHUYIN visible next to the character??? would u please give an advise?? thanks before,,

    February 19, 2013
  15. jzinius #

    Thank you Fendi for your comment. I hope this link helps…
    Happy Chinese New Year of the Snake! – Jzin

    February 19, 2013
  16. wookie #

    love it! i use basic zhuyin for showing my english students how zhuyin divides sounds differently than pinyin, i just need a few letters, but in using the zhuyin it’s soooo easy to learn, i’ve been in china for 8 years and finally zhuyin gives me an easier alphabet for learning chiense than stupid pinyin (which of course all my students learn first and then that gives them so many problems learning english and all foreign languages, so the zhuyin helps them see very clearly about what they think they understand they really have the sounds confused, anyways, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! :)

    December 15, 2013
    • jzinius #

      Yay! Thank you so much for your note. I am so happy this is useful to you! Happy Holidays! love, Jzin

      December 15, 2013
  17. Thank you very much for such a wonderful resource on BoPoMoFo. Love it! I will share it with parents and teachers. Many thanks!

    December 28, 2013
  18. Eva Kwong #

    Thank you for sharing your mnemonic worksheets.
    These worksheets are great for learning the pinyin using the waldorf concept for learning.
    P.S. Love your pictures of your beautiful handcrafted dolls..I hope that you will continue further work with Chinese characters!

    January 12, 2014
  19. I really love this bopomofo learning.It’s awesome and we can learn faster !!! Thank you so much!

    October 2, 2014
  20. Bobbie #

    This is so amazing!!!! I am so grateful that I found something like this, thank you for sharing. Looking through some of them, I did find some mistakes in the 注音 (ex: 企ㄑㄧˋ 鵝 not ㄑㄧˇ) and characters (ex. 汽車 not 氣車 ), but I can make changes when we really get to those. Just thought you would like to know! Thank you again for sharing you & your sons hard work!!!

    October 22, 2014
    • jzinius #

      Thank you Bobbie for taking the time to write me. I am happy to ready your message. Yes, how astute of you to point out the mistakes in my too quick to publish drafts. When I have time, I will go around and make corrections. You are free to send me more as you detect them. Thank you and the best to you and yours, may you grow to love learning Mandarin! – Jzin

      October 23, 2014
  21. Thank you, these worksheets are really cool!

    December 2, 2014
  22. MayLing #

    Thank you. These worksheets are very helpful. Does your video have audio? It seems it has no sound. Is there a site with audio for bo po mo?

    February 9, 2015
  23. Subal #

    Thank you so much for making these, they’ve been a big help. :)

    April 25, 2015
  24. StanlySimon #

    How can i get more material for kindergarten?

    June 26, 2015
  25. Thank you for making these available. My 11 year old son wants to learn another language. He choose Chinese. I learned BopoMoFo about 22 years ago. Still remember most of it. Pinyin is English letters not English sounds. It was difficult.

    October 17, 2015
  26. Mar Santos #

    Thank you so much darling

    August 4, 2018
  27. Vincent #

    Great job on these exercise sheets! Just wanted to point out though that the one for ‘q’ doesn’t seem to work.

    January 3, 2019
  28. Thank you for your sharing. I want to create the same worksheet with another language not English. Can you tell me how you do these worksheets? Thanks so much

    October 4, 2019
  29. r #

    You did a good job! Thank you. It is very useful.

    October 10, 2019
  30. Gili #

    You are awesome. Thanks for your sharing. I could not imagine how did you do it :)

    February 10, 2020

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