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  • Language Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills


Using toys for a memory game

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • Place four small object on a table
  • Have child close eyes/blindfold/turn around and have the adult remove one object
  • Child guesses which object is missing
  • Repeat three times removing one of the four objects 


For the first turn, let child remove an object and keep it hidden while the adult, who had closed his eyes, says aloud what object was taken.  Adult should point to the spot where the object was taken.  Next, have child close eyes, and adult removes the same object the child had removed. Point to the spot where the object was removed and ask child to name the object. Repeat in this manner for all four objects.  You could also begin by using only two objects and removing one of them.


Remove two of the four objects and see if child can name the two objects.  Next, try removing three of the four objects and finally remove all four objects for child to tell  you the name of the objects.


  • four small toys/objects (crayon, match box car, plastic figure, etc.)
  • blindfold/scarf 

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Rectangle
  • Color - Orange
  • Number - 1-4 Review
  • Alphabet - O, U
  • Senses - Sight
  • Character Trait - Responsibility
  • Target Words - Under, Up, Down, Tall

Monthly Proverb

Yiddish- If each person sweeps in front of his own door the whole street is clean

Did You Know?

"The brain builds itself in response to the child’s experiences. Brain circuits that the child uses in daily life are strengthened. Those that the child doesn’t use fade away. "

National Research Council From Neurons to Neighborhoods, 2000 

Books to Read

"AlphaBugs: A Pop Up Alphabet Book"
by David Carter (Activity 1)

"Deep In The Swamp"
by Donna Bateman (Activity 22)

"Head to Toe"
by E. Carle (Activity 10)

Music Playlist

"When The Saints Go Marching In"
by Pete Fountain, Album: Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? (Jazz) (Activity 2)

"Go, Flush, Wash, Dry"
by Martin Kerr, Album: Favourite Songs from the Family Learning House (Children) (Activity 24)

"The Noble Duke of York"
by Susan McRae, Album: Barney’s Song Book - 16 Favourites for Kids (Children) (Activity 15)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Sing/Say The Alphabet

(Activity 26 Month 5)


Now I’ve said my ABC’s, Next time won't you sing with me.