This is a simple activity with great cognitive benefits. Matching is the simplest form of finding patterns which is an important part of learning to organizing information. This is important for math and reading later on. Customize this to your child’s abilities by using colored foam like me to give an extra cue or use all the same color foam to make it harder.
- Gather your materials. You will need some foam circles, permanent markers and a pair of scissors.
- Draw some patterns. Make sure the marker is dry before handling it.
- Cut the circles in half.
- Invite your wee one . I had one half out for her and all the rest in a pile for her to choose from to make a match.
- If they need help ask if they see any of the same color .
- Celebrate every match!
I love this and I am sure Stella will too!
Great idea! Just pinned it!
This activity almost looks like my Pi Day activity http://www.brennaphillips.com/pi-day-in-preschool
Cool post I like how you used it to introduce fractions.
My toddler loves matching games; he’s into a Dr. Seuss matching cards game right now.
Anna @ The Imagination Tree says
SUCH a lovely, simple, bright and fun idea Allie! LOVE