Inside: Free, printable Easter Matching Game – explore all the colours of the rainbow while playing with your toddler or preschooler.
Matching games are one of the simplest games for young children to play, making them a great first game to play with a toddler AND also a super tool for playing with preschoolers and kindergarteners as they learn to sort or match according to important learning concepts – in the case of these cards, learning to match by colour (or color – depending upon where in the world you live!)
How to Play Your Easter Matching Game
For this game you will need to have previous prepared a printed set of the Easter Matching Game cards (see directions below).
How to Play:
Matching games can be played solo or with a friend. For young children who are not familiar with the game, it is best to play with them at least a few times as they get an idea of how to play.
Before starting play, lay all of the cards face down on the table.
Take it in turns to turn over just two cards. If the two cards chosen match by colour, you keep the pair and take another turn. If they don’t match, the cards are both turned back over again (remaining in the same place). You’ll need to watch carefully to keep track of where the matching pairs are hiding!
The game ends when all of the pairs have been found. The player with the most pairs is the winner.
RELATED: Find more games to play with our set of Easter Preschool Games Cards.
Printing Your Easter Matching Game
Click here to download: Easter Matching Game Printable. Save the PDF to your computer. Open the PDF and print the pages you require. When printing, select “Fit to printable area” (or similar) to ensure the page fits with your printer type and local paper size (these have been created at A4 size). I suggest printing onto card stock or matte photo paper.
The printable includes a printed backing paper. Decide how many sets of cards you will print the required number of colour card pages. Turn these printed pages over and place them back into the printer to print the background onto the other side – note, this is optional, if your cardstock is thick enough, you may choose not to print the background.
Laminate the printed cards for durability.
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Please note: All Childhood 101 printables are for personal use only, you may not use any part of this content for commercial purposes-that includes selling the document, giving it away to promote your business or website, or printing the file to sell. You may not share, loan or redistribute these documents. Teachers may use multiple copies for students in their own classroom.
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