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Memory game using shapes

Month 11 · Activity 2 ·   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
  • Math & Science Skills
  • Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills