Veterans Day Matching Game for Toddlers

Happy Veterans Day! November is the perfect time for talking to your toddlers about veterans and the military – and I have a printable matching game for you as a conversation starter and to make it more fun: Veterans Day Matching Game for Toddlers!

{If you’re looking for a printable for older kids, I shared my Veterans Day I Spy Game a few days ago.}

Matching games are great for practicing visual discrimination, visual scanning, one-to-one correspondence, and for introducing new vocabulary. Plus, my toddler N thinks they’re great fun 🙂

(N was 2 years and 4 months old.)

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Materials for Veterans Day Matching Game for Toddlers

  • 2 sheets of heavy paper. (You could possibly print both copies on one sheet if you don’t need the cards to be quite as big.)
  • Printer.
  • Laminatorlaminating pouches (optional, but our cards don’t last long without lamination 😉 )
  • Paper cutter or scissors.

Teach your toddlers about Veterans Day while working on visual discrimination, matching, one-to-one correspondence, and adding new vocabulary with this Veterans Day Matching Game! Also a great addition to lessons about the military branches of the US.

What’s in the Printable PDF File?

Just like for my other toddler matching games, I used six related images with matching words on each card. Images used are five men and women representing the US Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and the US Navy and a boy wearing patriotic colors and holding the US flag with Veterans Day word art.

Unlike most matching games I’ve made so far (except the Transportation Matching Game), this one has one page with colored images and one page with the same images in black and white. This gives more different options to play the game and an extra challenge when matching the colored images to their black and white counterparts.

Teach your toddlers about Veterans Day while working on visual discrimination, matching, one-to-one correspondence, and adding new vocabulary with this Veterans Day Matching Game! Also a great addition to lessons about the military branches of the US.

Print two copies of the same page or one copy of each. Cut apart one or both pages at the black lines.

N prefers it when we have one page that remains intact. We put it on the table, and he matches the second set that’s cut into individual cards to the images.

But you can easily cut apart both sets or even print and cut several copies and play a full memory game for older kids.

Do you have toddlers who love matching?
I have an ebook of matching games for them!

In my ebook 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.

All of the matching games for toddlers you could ever want: matching numbers, words, shapes, colors with fun themes like firefighters, cowboys and cowgirls, construction vehicles, tools, ocean creatures, cars, bees, community helpers, and more! This Match This! Toddler Matching Games Ebook contains 30 different matching games that you can mix and match and extend at any time.

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Teach your toddlers about Veterans Day while working on visual discrimination, matching, one-to-one correspondence, and adding new vocabulary with this Veterans Day Matching Game! Also a great addition to lessons about the military branches of the US.

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Like the clip art?

My Veterans Day I Spy Game uses the same set.


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