Matching games not only exercise your child’s memory they teach color recognition, patience and taking turns. It’s birthday party season around here and this paper was bought for a friend’s party last week, and this week the extra gets turned into fun. I started out playing it with the cupcakes facing us simply looking for matches, it was way too easy so I flipped them over and we played the game properly, and my son beat me fair and square!
- Gather your materials. You will need some patterned wrapping paper, some construction paper, scissors and a glue stick
- Cut your construction paper into 12 or more squares.
- Cut 2 of each picture out- we did 6 individual picture for 12 cards total.
- Using the glue stick glue the wrapping paper down.
- Let dry
- Play- either face up searching for matches, with young toddlers.
- Or traditionally face down taking turns .
“If You Give A Cat A Cupcake!” by Laura Numeroff is the newest installment of her ever popular “If You Give…” series. I like this one , I mean any book with a cat in a bathing suit is worth a look. I am a big fan of these stories not only because they have just the right amount of text for young preschoolers, but also because the illustrations by Felicia Bond are so detailed you can spend ages talking about what your child sees in the book after the words are read. I love the cause and effect , and after a few readings your child will have fun telling you what’s next.