Emily and Juliette have been enjoying using our Mickey Mouse Paint Chips, which we got for free from Home Depot to play the traditional version of Memory. They turn them upside down and pick to cards until they get a match and repeated.
Emily enjoys it, but I wanted to challenge her to something a little different and came up with…
Memory, What’s Missing?
First I put some of the cards out on the floor
I told Emily to study them and try to remember what was there. Then she closed her eyes and I took one away.
She had to tell me which one was missing.
She did really well and said the yellow one was missing!!
After a few times we added more cards. This was harder for her and she would get it right part of the time, but she said it was fun and wanted to keep trying. We took turns taking the card away and figuring out which one was missing.
We also played it with them in straight lines too.
This was a great way to practice paying attention to details and working on memory. We talked about noticing patterns, for example in the first set there were 2 of each color. You can do this with any group of toys to go along with anything you are working on or your little one is interested in. Next time I think I might take out our little people!!
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