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...]

Minecraft Dice Game

Minecraft Dice Game

  Minecraft has become quite popular with my son.  I made this Minecraft Dice Game to sneak in a little addition practice with a Minecraft twist. This can be a 1 player game or a 2+ player game (just print one set for each player). I love that both kids can play the same game and work on different skills. My daughter tries to earn all of the cake ingredients using … [Read more...]

Learning Activities with Easter Eggs

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You might have enjoyed our Foam Easter Egg Decorating, Easter Egg Color Matching, Easter Egg Counting, and Easter Egg Letters. Now here are some learning activities with Easter eggs for your older children. I picked up a pack of these foam eggs from Target, but all of these learning activities can be done with construction paper eggs cut into pieces. Easter Egg Compound … [Read more...]

Frozen Themed Dice Game (printable)

Frozen Themed Dice Game

    Frozen is still the favorite movie of the year at my house! This Frozen themed dice game was a huge hit too! Frozen Themed Dice Game Materials: Frozen Game Mat, Dice, 12 Counters (gems, cereal, blocks, bottle tops, etc.) Directions:  Print the Frozen Game Mat and cut it in half to make 2 game boards (one with Anna and one with Elsa). Roll the die … [Read more...]

Lego Counting Game

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  Help the bunny get to his apples. This DIY Lego Counting Game is the perfect way to practice counting with your Legos! How to Play: Gather 10-20 Legos, dice, a character to move along your Lego path. Set up your path with the Legos. Your path can be straight, zig-zagged, curved, short, or long. Building your own path is what makes this game so exciting and … [Read more...]

Turkey Feather Matching (printable)

Turkey Feather Matching

This is a simple and fun activity to practice matching with your toddler, or use the variations described below to play with your preschooler! Turkey Feather Matching Download Two different turkeys are included depending on the concept you want to practice with your little one.  Download, print, and cut out the pieces of the turkey you want to use. I laminated my … [Read more...]

Disney Dice Game

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We are getting ready for our first trip to Disney World! Disney themed activities are in the works over here and we started with this Disney Dice Game that is super simple to make. Materials: 12 bottle tops, Sharpie, dice How to Make the Game: Draw a simple Mickey Mouse shape on 6 bottle tops and Minnie Mouse on the other 6 bottle tops. Flip them over and write the … [Read more...]

Learning Numbers with the Elevator Game

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Learn to identify numbers with this simple and fun Elevator Game! Print a copy of the elevator buttons (below) and put them at the top and bottom of your stairs (or at the entrance of a room). Decide on a number of the day. Each time you go up the stairs press the number of the day and the up button. When you go down the stairs, press the number of the day and the … [Read more...]

Guess the Number

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Yesterday I shared a Number Tower activity with the same styrofoam cups. We put the numbered cups to use again with this "Guess the Number" Game. So simple and so fun! Get a small object (we used a flower eraser) and five cups. I decided to use cups 6-10 because those are harder for N to identify. How to Play:  Player 1: Hide the flower eraser under a cup. Player 2: … [Read more...]

Number Towers

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Write numbers on styrofoam cups from 1-10. Challenge your child to put them in order from 1 to 10 and/or from 10 to 1 by stacking them and making a number tower.  I love that this quick activity gives your kids a chance to identify numbers and put them in order. For older kids, challenge them to sort the numbers into two towers (even/odd). You could even make an addition … [Read more...]

Learning with a Growth Chart

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I love our personalized growth chart and keepsake (ours is from Petite Lemon)! It is so fun to look back and remember how small they were when they were 2 and to think about the year they had that huge growth spurt. When we were measuring and marking our heights the other day I realized that there is a lot of fun learning that can happen with your personalized growth chart, … [Read more...]

Learning Numbers

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I've been working with N (3 years old) on identifying numbers. She had fun with this number stamping activity so I wanted to share it. Print the 0-5 or 5-10 number mat (below). Write the numbers at the bottom of the page in the blank area and put a dot of color under each number so your child will know what color you want her to stamp each number. For example, the zeros were … [Read more...]