We’ve been having fun playing all sorts of letter, number, and color matching games this week. I printed out the letters of the alphabet, the numbers 1 through 10 and a few different colored squares and we played some treasure hunt and matching games. They’ve kept R happily occupied for days so I thought I’d create a downloadable version of our game to share with you. Simply click on the photo below and you’ll be taken to a pdf file which you can then download. Below I’ve listed the different games we’ve been playing. Have fun! I’d love to hear about what games you come up with in the comments below. Let’s share some fun ideas.
If for some reason the photo does not link to the downloadable pdf, then simple click here for the free printable alphabet, numbers and colors game.
HOW TO PLAY
I began by cutting the letters, numbers and colors into individual squares. I then divided the squares into three separate bowls – one bowl contained the letters, a second contained the numbers and a third contained the colors.
We began with a simple alphabet hunt. R pulled one letter out of the bowl and would have to find an item that began with that letter. I think my favorite is the astronaut lego man that he found for “A”.
Next we tried a combined letters and numbers game by selecting one number square and one letter square. So in the photo above, R needed to find two items that began with an E, one item that began with a Z, and three items that began with a B.
We tried different combinations of printed squares for our treasure hunts. This time we looked for a pink item that began with a B and blue item that began with a T. This was probably the most challenging of all the variations that we played. It was easy to find an item that began with the correct letter, but not so easy to find one in the correct color!
These games have been lots of fun since we can mix and match what needs to be found. I’d love to hear about the games that you create with them.
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