Three distinct games with this set of printable cards. Work on colors, shapes and patters with these games. Can also be used as flash cards.
option 1: traditional matching game
option 2: Shuffle the cards and put them in a stack face down. Choose a number of cards from the top to reveal face-up to your child. The number of cards revealed will be dependent on your child's age and how familiar they are with the game. As they get older and better at the game, you can reveal more and more cards. We recommend starting with three cards for a younger child.
Give your child 90 seconds to look at the revealed cards and try to memorize them. Have them close their eyes and count to ten while you remove one card from the line up. When they open their eyes they need to figure out which card was taken away. Both color AND shape.
Play through the entire deck.
option 3: Work with shapes or colors only to create this fun pattern game. Set up a pattern (example: red, blue, red, blue, red) and leave it open ended. Then, give your child a choice of which card to add to the end to finish the pattern.
As your preschooler learns the concept of patterns you can start making them more complex. (example: red, blue, yellow, green, red, blue ---blank---, green)