N is all about the matching games right now! I can’t even make them fast enough for his taste – but he’s happy to do the same ones over and over, too 😉 The first one I ever made, this Rainbow Bear Matching Game, is still his favorite, probably because he’s obsessed with the actual Rainbow Bears.
This one is done in a bit of a different style, and I put the names of the items shown in the images on the cards, so it doesn’t focus on colors on the face of it, but of course you can still use it to talk about colors and introduce new vocabulary. Let me know what you think about this Fall Matching Game for Toddlers and how your kids like it!
(N was 2 years and 3 months old.)
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Materials for Fall Matching Game for Toddlers
- Fall Matching Game pdf file (download below).
- 2 sheets of paper.
- Laminator and laminating pouches.
- Scissors or paper cutter.
What’s in the Printable PDF File?
This pdf file contains a one-page, low-prep printable. I used six fall-themed images and included their names: Tree, pumpkin, acorn, sunflower, apple, and leaf.
Six items are perfect for my toddler, and the cards came out in a great size for his hands.
Print the page twice and cut up one or both copies at the black lines. We still leave one copy intact and match the cards that way, but we should be able to move up to two sets of cards soon.
If your toddlers aren’t ready for a full memory game with cards turned over, intermediate steps can be matching cards from a stack of cards with cards face up on the table or laying out one set of cards face up and the other set face down on the table and turning the latter set over one card at a time to match with the open cards.
After he’d played with the fall matching game for a while, he decided to get out our Halloween Matching Game to compare.
Do you have toddlers who love matching? I have a book of matching games for them!
In my book Match This! Matching Games for Toddlers, I share 30 different matching games that are perfect for toddlers with a limited number of matches (you can mix and match different sets for a greater challenge) and large cards that are easy to pick up and hold. I’ve included instructions for playing memory and matching games at all skill levels and how to extend the activity with other learning objectives for older kids.
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Here are some other matching games your child is going to love:
Pumpkin Shape Matching Game by Life Over Cs
Alphabet Fish Matching Game by Stir the Wonder
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