Welcome to the Story Corner! This month's theme is Animals, and we had so many books to choose from because animals are one of our favorite topics around here. Earlier this month, we made a list of our favorite dog books, and we decided to choose one of those for our Story Corner activity. We chose Dogs, Dogs! by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt, and made a really fun matching memory game to go with it.
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.
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
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