I think I’m on a Matching Activity Roll! It’s something we enjoy and these games are really easy to make... usually… at least this one is!
This one is Halloween themed, but we also did a letter and number version that I’ll be sharing later. You’ll also want to check out the Halloween themed MemoryMatching game I shared earlier.
All you need for this activity is…
* Some foam shapes (mine were stickers, but they don’t have to be)
* A file folder
* A pen
* A zip bag
I chose to use foam shapes for this activity because they are easier to trace, but you can use plain stickers if you choose. If you have foam shapes that aren’t stickers, that will work too. Since the foam won’t stick to the page, this game could be revisited without making more cards.
The cards are made from a file folder. I cut it in half length wise. Depending on your child’s age and abilities, she may be able to match many shapes using the whole file folder or she may need to just do a few using a quarter of the file folder. It’s up to you on what size to create.
I used a pen to trace each shape on the file folder card. Then, placed the shape directly in a zip bag so I knew for sure I had a matching foam sticker for each shape I drew. When finished. I added a few extra shapes in the bag for a couple of reasons.
1. In case any stickers were harmed in the pulling off of the paper backing experience.
2. Just to make the experience a little more challenging. If you have a child that doesn’t need the extra challenge, just keep a few extras aside in case they are needed.
The last step is to give your child the bag, card, and a little guidance. Then, let the fun begin!
Have a great time learning this fall!
God Bless Your Learning Journey ~