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Little ones sure to love a challenge and this summer themed matching game is perfect to help them learn memorization skills this summer!
Summer matching game
This summer matching game is a great activity to work into some of those summer days after the kids are exhausted from playing (or you just need some downtime yourself!). With cute watermelons, ice creams, dolphins, popsicles and more.
This game is themed to get kids in the mood for a fun and fresh summer!
Fun summer activity for kids
This fun matching activity is perfect for little ones 2-6yrs old (older is ok too!). Give them something new and different to engage their mind while also having fun during those hot summer days!
And if you want to mix it up a bit more, have them challenge themselves and see if they can find them all under 5 minutes (or less/more depending on your child)!
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- 8.5×11 printable card sheet
- 8.5×11 printable back sheet
How to play the summer matching game
Below you’ll find the link to the free printable which includes both a front and back sheet. I typically recommend matching games to be printed on bright white card stock to prevent them from being see through. However, if you don’t have that option available you can use the back sheet included and glue them together with a glue stick to prevent them from being see through when you play.
Once you’ve printed out your sheet(s) you can begin cutting! Cut each square on the dashed line to create your cards. Now you’re ready to turn them over and start matching!
You will want to set aside a place (at the table or on the floor) for this activity, unfortunately it’s not one of our on the go printables like our activity sheets but that’s ok! You can still spread out and enjoy this fun activity at home!
Pro Tip: Use laminate sheets to make this game reusable and not as easy to destroy/bend when little hands are playing with it!
What are the benefits of a matching game?
There’s so many great benefits to this fun activity, a big one being visual memory of course! It also helps kids improve their memory, focus, develop problem-solving skills, fine motor skills, social skills, and confidence, all while having fun!
Overall, matching games are a fun and engaging way for kids to develop a range of important skills while also having fun.
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