Visual memory matching games for (American) holidays help children reinforce important foundation learning skills, including:
• visual memory
• working memory
• visual discrimination
Besides the cognitive enrichment benefit, these fun games, which students can play again and again, make great supplements to your annual holiday materials. Either print them on card stock or paste the individual cards to colorful background paper.
• Cover page
• Instruction page with suggestions for increasing and decreasing the challenge depending on child’s skill level
• 4 separate visual memory matching games with the following themes:
• Blank template
• Thank you page from yours truly
Ideas for use:
Use these holiday themed visual memory matching games as intended, by printing duplicates and cutting out up to 24 cards per theme.
Use the blank template to create your own memory matching game.
Have students create their own memory matching games.
Use the blank template to create word cards. Play the game by matching the word card to the picture card.
Simplify. Make it a simple matching activity to strengthen visual discrimination skills.
If you’re a teacher, special ed instructor, speech therapist, OT, or any kind of learning specialist, I’m sure you have plenty of more ideas. Sky’s the limit.
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