This fun differentiated game is easy for kids of all ages. This is a very easy, simple, matching game featuring bright colors. Students will study the picture to look at the colored hearts. Then, students work on fine motor skills to manipulate play dough to make balls for the game. They will then place on the printed heart. Then student test their memory and take turns picking up two balls at a time. If the picture matches, they add the ball to their play dough. If it does not match, students re-create the ball to put back on the heart. There are visual directions that include pictures showing students what they need to do. All you have to do is print and laminate or print and put in a plastic sleeve.
This is differentiated for less hearts, medium hearts and lots of hearts. This is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, SPED, resource, self contained classrooms and more.
Using playdough, roll small balls
Place on the heart
Try to match by picking up 2 balls
If it matches, add the playdough to your ball
If it doesn’t match, roll and put it back.
Whoever has the biggest play dough at the end, wins!
This is perfect for RTI / MTSS as an intervention for hand strength and pre-handwriting skills.This is great for visual scanning, visual perceptual skills, coordination, matching and memory skills. This is also a perfect activity for occupational therapists OT, teachers, speech pathologists SLP, special education SPED teachers and other school professionals while working on skills!
This could be used for a Valentine's Day party and all year long.
I am a school occupational therapist who has a doctorate in occupational therapy. I work closely with special education and general education staff adapting material. This is where I get my inspiration for this material. I have used my materials with a variety of children with different disabilities including learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism, sensory processing disorder, ADD, ADHD, visual impairments, deaf/hard of hearing, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and more.
DISCLAIMER: By using this, you agree that this activity is not intended to replace the advice of a physician or occupational therapist. Information provided should not be used for diagnostic or training purposes. Please speak with your physician or OT if you have questions. Stop any activity if you are unsure about a child’s reaction or ability.