Work on visual discrimination skills this holiday season with this Christmas Tree Matching Game! Playing games is always fun which makes this the perfect addition to our 25 Days of Christmas Activities!
Christmas Tree Matching Game:
Identifying the similarities and differences between pictures is a great way for your preschoolers to develop their visual discrimination skills. Hands-on activities like this memory game lets preschoolers practice these skills and makes learning fun!
What Are The Benefits Of Hands-On Learning:
Through hands-on learning, kids use many important skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. They can work on listening comprehension, fine motor skills, and much more. Through these engaging and fun activities, children can use more than one of their senses to learn!
Getting Ready To Play The Christmas Tree Matching Game:
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- 10 Christmas Tree Emotion Cards
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Laminator and Laminating Pouches
To prepare this visual discrimination activity for your kids, click on the pencil below to download and print two copies of the Christmas tree emotion cards.
I like to print my resources on white card stock, because the thicker paper is more durable. But, you can use copy paper too. After printing the cards, flip them over and print the Christmas paper on the back of the cards.
Next, laminate the cards so your kids can use them over and over and cut them apart. You can store the cards is a pencil pouch for an easy literacy center.
How To Play The Christmas Tree Matching Game:
There are so many different ways to use these Christmas tree emotion cards!
Memory Game: To play the traditional memory game, you can spread the cards out on the playing surface. Your kids can then take turns picking cards and finding matches. This is a fun way to work on visual discrimination skills!
Go Christmas Tree: Make extra copies of the Christmas tree emotion cards and play “go Christmas tree” like “go fish.” This game will help your preschoolers work on identifying emotions and making matches.
Scavenger Hunt: For this game, hid one set of the Christmas tree emotion cards around your classroom or homeschool. Your kids will then pick one card from the other set and find its match around the room. Like memory, this activity will help your preschoolers develop their visual discrimination skills.
This Christmas Tree Matching Game is a fun and festive way for your preschoolers to develop their visual discrimination skills!
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this visual discrimination activity for later? Pin this to your Christmas activities for kids board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
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Download The Freebie:
Click on the pencil below to download and print the Christmas game for kids!