There is never a bad time for a good matching activity! I personally love pulling out simple, but effective matching activities for my little ones for some independent learning. However, most matching games are all the same. Your learner matches two identical pictures together. So, I decided to create something a little different, and the shadow matching activity came to my mind.
The Benefits of Matching Activities
Matching activities seem so simple, but they can be extremely effective to a young learning mind.
- Matching activities take complete concentration for a young mind. The activity keeps them focused and avoids distractions.
- It’s a great independent activity where it teaches learners to work at their own pace to complete a task.
- It’s a great problem solving activity where learners are discovering likenesses and differences between two pictures.
Let’s Try Shadows!
My shadow matching activity is a bit different. It’s a great activity for the youngest of learners that are just beginning to match shapes. Instead of focusing on small details of an image, they just focus on the shape. Formation is the most important skill with this activity, which leads to great benefits. This activity will lead to your learner being able to match letters to other letters, numbers to other numbers and shapes to other shapes.
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