Children will explore playing and matching with various table toys!
This is a great matching activity that will have children engaged from beginning to end. As children will explore matching various table toys to visuals.
For this developmental activity you will need:
Laminated photos of actual toys from the classroom
Various toys such as blocks, balls, toy cars, stackers
Geometry and Spatial Sense Patterns, Sorting/Classifying, Reasoning Curiosity, Initiative, and Risk-Taking
Using laminated photos taped to the shelves of the toys they play with, children will be able to easily identify where to place toys.
Have all toys from a shelf in the middle of the rug and everyone sits around them in a circle.
Hold up a laminated photo of one of the toys and ask a volunteer to find the matching toy. That student can pick up that toy and bring it to see if it’s a match.
Continue the matching game until all toys are matched.
Allow students to play with the toys, and during that time, secure each laminated photo to the shelf.
At clean-up time, encourage children to match the toy with the photo for simple organization.
Can you name the toy that you paired to the image?
How many numbers is a 'pair'?
For younger children repeat to them - Did you find a pair? Pairs are the same. They go together.