One of my original goals when I began doing My Obstacle Courses with my son was to work on building his play skills, particularly turn taking since he is an only child and doesn’t have to do that very often. As I looked through his toy closet, I noticed that we had accumulated a number of different memory match games (Sesame Street characters, shapes, colors, etc.) and I also remembered how much I used to love playing this game as a child. I decided to try it out with my son and found it to be a perfect game for introducing turn taking and following directions when playing card games.
I realized that I could make my very own memory match games that would be unique to our theme and would allow me to work on attention to details and building vocabulary. I could change it up frequently and easily by using thematic stickers and index cards. It is so easy to make and the possibilities are endless! Most importantly, my son loved the mystery of what stickers would be waiting for him when he flipped them over!!
How to make your very own thematic memory match game:
See it in action!
Too easy? Ready for a challenge?
Easy Add Ons:
- More cards can be added to make it even more challenging.
- If your child is ready for and is motivated by competition, keep track of the number of matched pairs to determine a winner.