Quickly make this busy bag letter match memory game with a sheet of scrapbook paper, tuck it into a ziplock bag and put it in your purse or diaper bag for an on-the-go learning activity. There are a few ways to play and variations for children who know their letters. What are you waiting for? It’s time to make Letter Match Memory Game: A FUN & Easy Busy Bag
Preparation Time Needed: 5 Minutes
1 piece of scrapbook paper
Cut 9 small hears. Choose 4 pairs of letters to work with and write the upper case letter on one heart and the lower case letter on the other. I put a heart on the last, odd numbered heart and whoever picks that one gets a hug, a kiss, or a high five from the other person as a bonus.
We are working on matching uppercase and lowercase letters that do not look the same: H, h, B, b, N, n, A, a, E, e, R, r.
I have found 9 is a good number for young children when playing Memory. When 9 become too easy, move up to 12, then 16, and finally 20 cards.
Put all the hearts face down.
The youngest person goes first and turns over 2 cards. If the letters are a match, they keep the hearts. If the letters are not a match, they turn the hearts over in the same place.
The next person turns 2 hearts over and repeats Step 2.
If the Bonus Heart is Found – the person who turned it over automatically puts it into their pile. They can redeem the heart for a hug, a kiss, or a high-five at the end of the game.
The game continues until all cards have been matched.
* Don’t just count the number of pairs when the game has ended. Read and say the sound for each letter.
Use shapes or just uppercase letters and have them find the same shape or letter.
Write sight words on the hearts instead of letters.
Write a beginning sound on one heart and the ending of the word on the other such as S- and, c – ake, m – oat. If your child has a spelling list for school – use those words!
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