Activity for ages 4 to 7.
Let’s face it: shapes have funny names. And learning them takes most kids lots of practice.
This playful pumpkin shape match up is an easy way to add a big dose of fun to your shape centers this fall.
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To prep the game, I simply printed the pumpkin and shape cards on cardstock to give them extra durability.
Since I wanted to add a pop of color to the game cards, I slid the pages back into my printer and copied the green and white stripes on the back.
I used my paper cutter to separate the pieces and viola! We were ready to play.
Shape Match Up
The game followed the same rules as a regular round of Concentration or Match Up:
Players took turns flipping over two cards at a time. If they matched, the player kept the cards. If they didn’t, they turned them upside down and it was the next players turn.
My five year old daughter, Avery, is a beast at Concentration so she was excited to try her luck first. She flipped over two cards: a square and pentagon.
We named the shapes and talked about the number of sides and characteristics of each one.
You can imagine my excitement when I managed to find two squares!
One flip after the next, we worked our way through the cards until all of the pairs had been found.
This game makes it so easy to differentiate!
Simply play with a couple of shapes if you’re working with young mathematicians or pull out the complete stack for kids who are ready for a stretch.
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Pumpkin Place Value Activities // Fairy Poppins
How to Make a Pumpkin Pie // Literacy With the Littles
Pumpkin Addition Mats // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Pumpkin Alphabet Cards // Stay at Home Educator
Pumpkin Number Sequencing // The STEM Laboratory
Pumpkin Shape Match Up // Playdough to Plato
Pumpkin Patch Roll Cover // Teach Me Mommy
Pumpkin Observation Page // Mrs. Jones Creation Station
Pumpkin Sight Word Game // The Primary Post
Pumpkin Skip Counting // Happy Days in First Grade
Parts of a Pumpkin Density Experiment // Schooling a Monkey (not pictured)
Pumpkin Counting Clip Cards // Sara J. Creations (not pictured)