FREE Printable Matching Games

Free Printable Matching Games for Kids

  Matching activities are a great first activity to try with your toddler and preschoolers love to match, sort, and play Memory with these cards. Here's a collection of 60+ FREE printable matching games for your preschooler or toddler: Matching Colors Bug Color Matching Pumpkin Color Matching from Confessions of a Homeschooler Bird Color Matching Crayon … [Read more...]

Using Do a Dot Pages in Different Ways

Using DoADot Pages

Want a simple way to use some of those fabulous Do a Dot printables floating around on the internet without busting out the paints? While painting them with dot markers is a lot of fun, I wanted something my toddler could do more independently without the risk of having fabulous new dot artwork all over my kitchen while I cooked dinner! So I printed off a do a dot printable … [Read more...]

Bug Color Matching (printable)

Color Matching

  Bug Color Matching Print the bug color matching document and cut out each card. Match each bug to its same colored leaf. Name the colors as you match them. Other Ideas: Turn it into a listening activity. “Can you put the orange ladybug on the purple leaf?” Print two sets of cards and use them to play Memory. Write capital and lowercase letters on the … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Push Box (printable)

Christmas Tree Pom Box

This activity is a great way to work on fine motor skills with your toddler while giving them a Christmas tree they can actually play with! Christmas Tree Push Box Supplies Needed: Shoebox (Toddler size was perfect, but you could use any size) Wrapping paper Scissors and tape Christmas Tree Printable Glue (I used rubber cement) Craft knife Wrap your shoe … [Read more...]

Christmas Light Matching (printable)

Christmas Light Matching

Here is a quick and simple Christmas matching game to play with your little ones!  (My daughter is in a serious matching phase right now - she loves it!) Simply print the colored Christmas light cards, laminate (optional), and cut them apart.  Then, let the matching begin! Other Ways to Play Add letters or numbers to the Christmas lights to practice alphabet and … [Read more...]

Toddler Matching Activity

Toddler Matching

As adults, we sometimes take simple concepts for granted.  That is, until we try to explain or teach them to someone else!  Some things come so naturally now, that it is easy to forget that we haven't always known how to do them.  This was a lesson I encountered over and over as a teacher, and now face often as a mother of a toddler as well! One of these moments for me was … [Read more...]

Learning with Stamps

Learningwithstamps

Stamp sets can be so much fun to get creative with! Create a scene, tell a story, or just decorate any way you want. Stamps can also be turned into a fun learning activity. Stamp the Pattern - Stamp a pattern and have your child use the stamps to continue the pattern. For example, crown, princess, crown, princess, crown, what comes next? Or princess, princess, castle, … [Read more...]

Matching Games

Mix++Match

Guest Post by Ashley of Me and Marie Learning  Learning to match is an important skill for young children to master. Not only does matching aid in the learning of colors, shapes and other skills, but matching also helps children visually discriminate.Helping children learn how to match can be quite fun! Here are some fun ideas that can be easily created by you with items from … [Read more...]

DIY Dora File Folder Games

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                                                                                                                                                       LM loves Dora the Explorer, especially the character Swiper.  So when I came across a $1 pack of Dora stickers, I knew I had to "swipe" them so that my little guy could have some learning fun.  FRONT For my learning center, I … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Activities – Toddler Color Matching

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I picked up a few bags of plastic Easter eggs at the grocery store and for the next few days I will feature different, simple activities that you can use these eggs for with your toddler, preschooler, and beginning reader. N (26 Months) had fun matching these plastic Easter eggs by color. I lined up the eggs in the top row and she put the matching colors in the bottom row. … [Read more...]

Toddler Activity – Matching Colors with Play Food

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This toddler activity is great for matching, color identification, and vocabulary (food, names of objects, colors, etc.).  I took three plates from the play kitchen and three pieces of play food that were the same color. We worked on matching the food to the plates by color and as we did that I talked about the colors and the type of food.   Use what you have at home for this … [Read more...]

Matching Pumpkins

N (22 months) and I worked on matching pumpkins from Confessions of a Homeschooler's Pumpkin Preschool Printables.  I started with 2 pumpkins for her to match and then we worked our way up to 4 pumpkins. If your toddler isn't ready for matching the pumpkin halves, put the pumpkins in a row (without cutting them) and ask your child to point to the orange pumpkin (or blue or … [Read more...]