Memory game using shapes
- Gather 14 index cards/paper and a brown crayon
- Together draw the following shapes on the cards - making 2 of each shape (rectangle, square, heart, circle, star, oval, triangle)
- Mix up and turn cards facedown and play a memory game
- Turn 2 cards face up. If they are the same take them from the table. If they don’t match, turn them back over in the same spot and let partner take a turn.
- Take turns until all the cards are a match
*Keep the cards in your purse or car for a fun game anywhere!
Try using only 4 cards (2 sets of shapes) and match only those two shapes. Next add 6 cards and 3 sets of shapes. Work until all 14 cards and 7 sets of shapes can be played with success.
Instead of making only 2 cards to match, make 3 cards of each shape for matching. You will now have 21 cards and 7 sets of shapes to use for the game. Adding the third card needed for matching is a difficult task for preschoolers.
- 14 index cards
- brown crayon
Curriculum Plan Resources
- Shape - Oval
- Color - Brown
- Number - Nine, 9
- Alphabet Letters - Q, T, L
- Senses - Sight
- Character Trait - Friendliness
- Target Words - Fast, Front, Sort, Same
Spanish - Tell me who you’re with and I’ll tell you who you are
Did You Know?
"The brain develops rapidly during the first five years and quality preschool programs can have a profound impact during this time.” CA First 5
Books to Read
"Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On"
by Lois Ehlert (Activity 7)
"Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"
by Bill Martin (Activity 8) (audio book available) (NOTE: Please look for the 25th anniversary edition where the text is back to the original wording)
by Joan Blos (Activity 12)
"The Alphabet Song"
Album: Big Don’s Big Beat (Activity 5)
"Por Una Cabeza by Carlos Gardel"
Album: The Very Best (Activity 20)
"The Turtle Song"
by Suzi Shelton Album Simply Suzi (Activity 11)
Monthly Materials List
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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs
There Was A Little Turtle
(Activity 11 Month 11)
There was a little turtle who lived in a box.
He swam in the water, he climbed on the rocks.
He snapped at a mosquito, he snapped at a flea, he snapped at a minnow and he snapped at me.
He caught that mosquito, he caught that flea, he caught that minnow, but he didn’t catch me.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
(Activity 19 Month 11)
Now I lay me down to sleep.
I’ll count these hands instead of sheep.
Help me to remember these friends I made.
And all the wonderful times we played.