Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by training kids to have a shaper memory. Our leprechaun memory game for kids features two steps to kid's sharp memory by using Leprechaun cards.
Focus is one of the primary skills in developing intelligence; through it, children can acquire knowledge, which is essential in their growth process. However, some children find it difficult to stay focused. As Maria Montessori stated, children, have an absorbing mind and perceive all the environment's stimuli with great ease.
Through attention, children's minds can focus on one stimulus from all those around them and thus will be able to ignore everything around them. That will allow children to hone skills and mark the beginning of a transformation in their behavior because it will positively channel their energy. This change occurs naturally, as the child controls his/her movements and develops self-control.
In most cases, concentration begins with a manual activity, which can be as simple as stringing wooden beads or moving grains from one container to another with a spoon. Practical Life exercises are the tasks performed at home which are reproduced and repeated. They represent an excellent option for young children to focus and, once they develop these skills, they learn quicker.
It is crucial to consider factors that intervene in children's concentration, such as their physical condition. If they are tired, hungry, or uncomfortable, it will be difficult for them to focus and concentrate. Likewise, the memory game for kids activity proposed must respond to their interest, original, and arouse their curiosity.
THEME: MEMORY GAME FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this memory game for kids activity, children will develop the ability to gain focus and center their attention on details.
Difficulty level: Advanced. This memory game for kids activity is designed for children to carry out autonomously and independently with an adult's surveillance.
- Following instructions
- Similarities identification
- Precision in hand and finger movements
- A plastic container
- Pieces/cards with Saint Patrick's celebration images, each one with its corresponding pair (previously prepared) (2 copies of each card for matching)
Turn the pieces upside down. Flip them over two at a time, trying to match pairs.
Once pairs are matched, place them into the container.
MEMORY GAME FOR KIDS ACTIVITY'S RESULT
Memory game for kids
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
After the leprechaun memory game for kids, give your preschoolers some additional activity. Click to download and print our St. Patrick's day themed worksheets.
HOW TO DEVELOP THIS ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This memory game for kids activity can be done with younger children. To decrease the difficulty level, children will not have to do the memory game; they can do the exercise without turning over the cards; they just need to see each image and find the pair. Children need to be focused and paying attention to find similarities. In this way, a preschooler activity appropriate to children's development and abilities will be carried out.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OVER 6 YEARS OLD
This memory game for kids activity can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level, you can add more cards. In this way, children will have to be very focused to remember where the pairs are; the more cards, the greater focus. This way, an easy activity appropriate to children's development and abilities will be carried out.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – THE LEPRECHAUN MEMORY GAME FOR KIDS
In this memory game for kids video, you will find a detailed instructions for the "THE LEPRECHAUN MEMORY GAME" activity, designed for children from 4 to 6 years old. Here, they will play a memory game using cards with different images to match pairs. This kid activity will allow children to develop attention, memory, focus, following instructions, similarities identification, precision in the hands and fingers' movements, among others. The materials are a plastic container, cards with Saint Patrick's Day images, each card with its corresponding pair.
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