Craft stick shape match for the win!
Nothing beats a good shape matching activity with friends. This craft stick shape match is easy to make and will be played again and again.
The suspense of finding the other circle.
Knowing where the other rhombus is hidden amongst the others.
I am telling you. This shape matching activity will bring your preschooler pure joy!
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What’s the magic to this craft stick shape matching activity?
This game started as a simple DIY matching game for a Breakfast Invitation and quickly evolved into our house’s most played game.
Dad goes, then I go. Then my preschooler. – It goes dad, me, son, dad, me, son on repeat.
Games with rules are important, and my preschooler would make sure we all fully understood how this shape matching activity was about to go down.
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What 2D shapes should preschoolers know?
- Rhombus – formally known as diamond
Shapes are everywhere, and preschoolers will begin to see them everywhere in their environment. – if we start to expose early learners to the idea of looking for them!
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Shape matching activities like this begin to have early mathematical discussions with young learners.
Here, children are learning through play.
This means that their guard is down, and they are more willing to take risks with their learning. We want children to be able to problem-solve. Think about what they are doing, and extend on prior knowledge.
Let’s give them opportunities to do so!
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Shape Match Set-Up
First, use a box cutter to separate the egg carton. Next, add small slits to the top of each section.
Draw a shape on the craft stick, then draw a matching shape on the other craft stick.
This is just one of the 50 fine motor activities that we play on repeat!
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Shape match also strengthens the small hand muscles and prepares children for strong hands to cut, squeeze glue, and draw lines.
Shape match is also a memory game that helps improve cognitive development, problem-solving, and so much more! Here is an educational article on the importance of memory activities for kids.
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When will you play shape match with your preschooler?
Jenjo Games says
The shape match activity which you have shared seems really interesting. Great way to engage kids in such fun activities for long hours. I personally love the games which makes learning little easy for kids. Bookmarked your blog to involve my young ones in such fascinating ideas. Thanks for sharing this!
Wonderful! Thanks for being here!