“Go Fish” Categories Cards
These “Go Fish” Category Cards contain 56 cards from the following categories: clothing, toys, musical instruments, furniture, vehicles, sea animals, insects, farm animals, vegetables, fruit, cooking utensils, tools, wild animals and stationery.
Two pairs can be made from each category.
Play ‘Go fish’ but instead of matching identical pairs, match items from the same category. Use the mat to lay out the cards so that all the players can see everyone else’s cards to make it easier for younger children.
*Focus on using the words have/has correctly instead of “I got”, “I do has” etc.
Snap on items from the same category
Sort cards into categories.
Lay out cards upside down and play memory. Instead of matching exactly the same card match two cards from the same category.
Same and Different
Choose two cards and discuss their similarities and differences (use a venn diagram).
Choose a card, “I spy something that is a fruit / you can wear / feels cold etc.”