Pairs

Age: Toddler, Preschool, Kindergartencard-pairs

Equipment: Cards from a memory game

Space requirements: Small space, open space

Activity description:

  • Distribute cards from a memory game to the children. Make sure each card has a matching partner.
  • Children skip around the room.
  • When identified, children find their matching partner.
  • Redistribute the cards and play again.

Skill development:

  • Physical skills: skipping; spatial awareness; fine motor skills
  • Non-physical skills: critical thinking; problem solving; object recognition; concentration

Adjust the challenge:

  • Have a limited number of objects on the cards and children get into groups rather than pairs.
  • Could use shapes, colour, numbers and letters to extend the learning.
Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), 4-6 years (Kindergarten), Equipment required, M-R, Open space, Small space

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