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...]

Easter Egg Color Matching

Easter Egg Color Matching

  Cut eggs from different colors of construction paper. Use whatever stickers you have on hand.  Decorate each egg with matching colored stickers. Not only is this a creative color matching activity, but it is great for fine motor development as your child manipulates the stickers. … [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...]

Learning Link Activities

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I found a package of colorful learning links at the Dollar Tree and knew they'd be great learning tools for G (2 years old).  Here are some ways we used them for learning link activities: Patterns  Making AB patterns was totally new to him, and it took a few tries, but he totally got the hang of it!  We read the pattern together, almost like a song, and he did so … [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

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Stamp sets can be so much fun to get creative with! Create a scene, tell a story, or just decorate any way you want. Learning with stamps is really easy and fun. 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...]

A Color of His Own

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We love the book "A Color of His Own" by Leo Lionni. It's about a lizard who wishes he could just have a color of his own instead of changing wherever he goes. I created this chameleon matching printable based on that book. Print this Chameleon Matching Printable on different colors of paper. Put the leaves in a row in front of your child and give him the … [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 Easter Egg 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 … [Read more...]

Toddler Activity – Animal Matching

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I made this toddler activity animal matching printable for N (20 months) to work on matching and visual discrimination. If you have a few farm animals at your house, then this simple activity is perfect for you. Simply put the matching animal on top of each animal card. It took a few practice rounds for N to get the hang of what I wanted her to do and then once she … [Read more...]

Sticker Color Matching

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Stickers are a popular item at our house right now! So why not use them for a sticker color matching activity.  If you have extra stickers, try a color matching activity. Sort the stickers onto foam shapes or construction paper. You could even write the name of each color and turn it into a book. … [Read more...]