With two dogs in our family, any activity involving pups is sure to be a hit with my boys. And since we love matching games, making a dog memory game was a no brainer. Earlier this month, we made a list of our favorite dog books, and one of them inspired this super fun and easy dog matching game.
Since Dogs, Dogs! celebrates all kinds of dogs, we thought it would be fun to make a matching memory game with pictures of different types of dogs. To grab your set of free printable cards, click the Get It Now button below.
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There are two ways to play the game depending on the age and skill level of your child. For my boys, I laid all the cards out face up and let them try to match the dogs. For older kids, or more of a challenge, turn the cards face down and play a memory game.
They loved it, and did a great job figuring out which dogs matched!
Once we had played for a while, we got our book out again. My boys found that some of the dogs on our cards looked like the dogs in the book, so we made a new game matching the cards to the pictures in the book!
This was a great activity that incorporated one of our favorite books, and was also a wonderful learning opportunity for my boys to practice their matching skills. Next we will work on playing as a memory game!
Be sure to check out all our other favorite dog books too!
This post is part of The Story Corner monthly blog hop! Visit the other bloggers in The Story Corner for more wonderful animal themed activities:
To the Moon and Back - Mix and Match Animal Game
Kathy's Cluttered Mind - Poisonous Animals and Itsy Bitsy Spider Craft
Whatsoever is Lovely Living - Reading with George
Growing Book by Book - Shark Sight Words
Mama's Learning Corner - Activity Basket for Kids: I Can Draw Animals!
Life Over C's - Panda Bear Play Dough Fun
Line Upon Line Learning - Farmyard Tales Sticker Stories
Pichea Place - Sea Animal Paper Plate Aquariums
True Aim Education - How to Draw a Parrot for Kids