Spoons and Forks is one of the fun preschool kids matching games.
This educational kids activity teaches children the importance of helping out at home.
An added bonus is it teaches them sorting skills.
Once the dishwasher is ready to be emptied, or the hand washed silverware is ready to be put away, let your child take over.
Lay the knives, spoons and forks all out on the table. Have your child match them up, putting all the same utensils together.
Once everything has been sorted, let your child help you put them in the drawer.
If you have different sizes of knives, spoons and forks, have him sort the smaller ones in a separate pile from the larger ones.
Tell him why you have larger spoons. What are they used for? What is a salad fork? Why should you use it?
You can also show your child how to place a spoon, fork and knife on the table beside the dinner plate.
Bet you never thought of knives, spoons and forks as a learning tool for your child!
Separate the index cards into 3 piles of 3 cards each.
On one set place the same sticker, another set a different group of 4 stickers, and the last set another different group of 4 stickers.
Mix the cards up and lay them face down on the floor by your child.
Have her pick the first card on top of the deck and lay it on the floor.
She'll keep drawing cards, either starting a new pile (there will be a total of 3) or placing a card on top of a pile that matches the card she's chosen.
When the deck of cards has been overturned, you can mix them up and play again.
These are easy to make up and fun to play.
It'll help your child learn matching and things that look alike in no time! And it's fun!
You can also use colors and just have her draw a circle or square on each card.
She'll want to pick 3 cards with the same color on them.
You can play this in your yard or at a local park.
Tell your child to collect different things that are found outside.
Let her tell you what she's gathering up. If she's not sure, explain to her what they are.
When you get home, set her items on the floor. Let her tape them to the construction paper to make her own nature art.
You can get a marker or pen and write underneath all the names of her objects.
Have him say them and then you can write them down. Have him describe what color each of his objects is.
Tell him to match the crayon colors to the objects on the paper and to name each crayon as he uses it.
If grass is one of the objects on his paper, let him choose the green crayon that is the closest to the grass color.
Let her pick out a brown crayon to match the little twig she has on her paper. Or a gray crayon that matches the pebbles she found in the yard.