Thursday, May 28, 2015
Toddler Memory Game
So, I've decided that I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the foam shapes and foam sheets that they have for kids. You know the ones I'm talking about right? They are down the craft isle at Wal-Mart and they keep the kids busy for sometimes hours on end. Yeah, I knew you did. They are great right?
Anyway, for 8 years I was a teacher for 3 year old's in my church and that is when I found out about the awesomeness of this foam. I would take the foam shapes often to let the kids put stick them on plain paper or we would make picture frames or even just another sheet of foam. It was awesome it took up a bunch of time. It was also a plus in letter them work on their motor skills in trying to figure out how to take the paper off of the back of the sticker and then trying to stick it on the piece of paper.
So, I almost have a two year old and right now we are working on recognizing animals and their sounds. He also loves anything that has to do with a farm right now. He also loves being in the kitchen with me when I am cooking so, in order to work on our sounds and recognizing and allowing him to be in the kitchen while I am cooking I made a game for him that allows all of that.
I just went and bought some foam sheets and then I found some farm foam stickers on Amazon.com and put them together to make a memory game for him. I cut the foam sheets into two inch squares and then stuck the stickers on them with a magnet on the front and back. It's just hanging out on our fridge and when he turns them over, it works not only on learning but also his motor skills. He loves it and so do I. We have a lot of fun saying the names and making the sounds.
It took such little time and such little money both of which are bonuses. Not to mention, I think it turned out kinda cute!