Making a memory game from paper plates is easy, and playing with this paper plate memory game is fun!
One can play outdoors, if the weather permits, or take it inside too!
This game is great for developing visual memory skills.
Paper Plate Memory Game for KidsTo make this memory game you will need:
- Paper plates
- Sharpies/markers or paint
I traced circles and colored it for the color plates. (Let the kids help with this step). Then I made some shapes ones using a ruler. Obviously, one needs two of a kind to make a pair. But one can make however many plate pairs you’d like. I only made the basics to start off with.
We also started playing with the colors and then added shapes later.
My almost 5 year old found this easy. Then we made it more challenging and combined the shapes and colors, making 4 rows of 4 plates each:
My 2 year old wanted to join in the fun too:
His sister was not too keen on that, so we gave him the job of picking up the plates afterwards, but not just picking them up, picking the pairs up.
He did well with the colors, but took more time with the shapes. So this game can be used as a pairing activity for younger kids too! A fun way to work on visual memory, and visual discrimination.
Play the game outdoors or indoors, adapt it to different ages or abilities and keep learning fun!
What fun learning activities have you had lately?
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Nadia is South African mom to two littles, a former preschool teacher and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at Teach Me Mommy about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.