Inside: Beach Printable Memory Matching Game
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Let's get to it!
It's summer! It's time to think about sun, fun in the water and spending time with loved ones. A great way to spend a day is by playing outside, but what about when it's too hot outside, or it's raining? Here is a great memory game you can print off and use for your next family game day inside. With all these beach themed art, you'll feel just like you're at the beach!
My summer memory matching game is great for preschoolers learning to read. Each card has the picture of the item, as well as the word underneath. We love incorporating reading and words into as much of our day as we can. You can use matching cards for them to do their own matching and reading independently. It's not only a great way for them to recognize some beach words, but the art really cute and adorable. I love how perfect these are for summer, with all summery things like seashells, the sun, and sand dollars.
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How to Get Started with Your New Memory Game Printable:
As always, I recommend putting all of this together ahead of time to keep the unnecessary chaos out of our lives. New things, like this printable are so exciting for kids, so it's hard to keep their wiggles under control. That's normal. So I like to get all of the cutting and laminating out of the way before I bring this out to them.
Let's keep that chaos out of our life and just prepare this ahead of time. I like to print everything the night before, laminate them, and have everything cut out and ready to go when I bring this out to my children for playing.
Here is the list of everything you need.
-The free printables (OF COURSE!) grab it here:
–A laminator– You want to keep these printables around as long as you can, so I recommend laminating the pages so you can get the most use out of them. This is ESPECIALLY true for play dough mats because it will ruin the paper if you put play dough on it. So don't skip this step!
-Scissors- You'll need to cut out each card in order to play it the way it's intended to be played. I like to laminate the page first so it's a little more stiff, and more difficult to rip than standard paper. This is especially helpful for games like memory, where you'll need to flip cards over a lot.
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Prepare Your Summer Memory Matching Game Printable:
-gather supplies, your pages, laminator and scissors.
-laminate all the pages
-cut out all of the cards
Then boom! You're ready!
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How to use Your New Memory Game
I created these with the intention of using them with as a memory matching game, however there are so many other ways to use these cards.
If you'd like to play memory matching, flip all the cards over, and then mix them around. Flip two cards over, if they match, you can put them in your pile. If they don't match, flip them both back over and then it's on to the next person's turn. Keep going until all of chte cards have been matched. The winner is the person with the most amount of pairs.
You can also play memory independently, and flip the cards over two at a time, and then flip them back over. Instead of going to the next person's turn, just continue to flip cards over two at a time until you have gotten all of the matches.
I let my kids take the lead with this one, and tell me how they would like to play.
Summer Beach Printable Memory Game – Made Easier
You can make these work younger kids, you can talk about the pictures, the name is underneath each object. So you can identify what you see in each image, and talk about what each word is, and how to sound out each of the letters.
Place all of the cards face up, and name an object, and have your child show you which card shows it.
Another way to use these cards is to print three times, and then play a game of go fish. Collect three of a kind, and lay them down to win.
To play Go, Fish: Deal each player five cards, then choose a player to go first. spread the remaining cards out in a “pond” on the floor between all of the players. The first player to go asks another player if they have a card needed to complete their pair, for example “do you have any suns?” if they have the card they must give it to the asker, if they don't, they say “go fish” and the asker then will go to the “pond” and pick a card.
Adapt Summer Memory Matching Game For Preschoolers – Made Harder
After you laminate, you can cut these pages apart so the words and the ten images are apart, and have your child put them together.
Take the cards and shuffle them together, then pick four cards, and have your child create a story based on those four images. How can them make a story with a sun, shevel, seashell, and wave? Let's find out!
I love encouraging their creativity, and getting them to create a story based on four little pieces is a great way to do that.
Other Ways to Learn with Printable Beach Printable Memory Matching Game
Another way to learn with these printables is talking about each image.
What is the name of this?
Oh, a sun? What do you know about the sun? Do you know any songs about the sun? Maybe we can ask Alexa if she knows any fun facts about the sun!
There are so many different ways to bring learning into your every day life with your child. I love finding new ways to do just that.
What Will Kids Learn?
Matching games are great for improving attention, concentration, and focus. It challenges them, but in a fun way, so it doesn't feel like they're learning. In the beginning of each game, it will take patience to start learning where each card is, but near the end they start flying through the cards.
There is no rush on these things, so let your child explore and find fun ways to interact with these printables.
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The thing I love about printables for preschoolers is how it helps them use their ands to interact with letters, numbers, and shapes. I love when they can cut up papers, or squish play doh between their fingers. I began this journey to create more for my preschooler so I could keep him occupied without putting a screen in front of his face. It was so tempting, and so easy, so I decided to start making things, so these printables were MORE easy, and MORE tempting. I like bright colors and fun art on them, so you will be sure to get that from all of my printables. I'm glad you're here, and I hope you love what you see, and come back for more, it would mean the world to me.
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