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Giant Outdoor Memory Game for Kids

Kids will have a blast with this fun, giant memory game to help them work on their memory skill. This paper plate memory game is great for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders.Usethis outdoor memory game as a summer review game to practice alphabet matching, shape recognition, number sense, and more!

Kids will have a blast with this fun, giant memory game to help them work on their memory skill. This paper plate memory game is great for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders.Usethis outdoor memory game as a summer review game to practice alphabet matching, shape recognition, number sense, and more!

Giant memory game

Making a giant memory game is an easy and fun outdoor activity for toddlers, preschoolers,  kindergarteners, and grade 1 students. This simple, DIY paper plate memory game uses a couple simple materials you already have on ahnd to work on memory skills and other early skills too. You can play outdoors, if the weather permits, or take it inside too! This game is great for developing visual memory skills. Use this memory games for preschoolers and take your learning outside with this spring activitiy for preschool. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this memory games for kids!
use sharpies

Paper plate memory game

To make this memory game you will need:

  • Paper plates
  • Sharpies/markers or paint

I decided to make a color and shape memory game.  One could adapt it to sight words, word families, phonics pictures or even numbers for older kids.

instructions for memory game

Outdoor memory game

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.

paper plate games for toddler preschool kindergarten

Memory games for preschoolers

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:
use 16 plates to make a simple game for toddler or preschoolers

Memory games for kids

My 2 year old wanted to join in the fun too:

outdoor games for preschoolersMemory game for preschool

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.

Paper Plate Memorry Game for Toddler Preschool Kindergarten

Shapes memory game

Play the game outdoors or indoors, adapt it to different ages or abilities and keep learning fun!

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Nadia

Nadia is South African mom to two littlies, a former preschool teacher and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at teach-me-mommy.com about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher.

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