Looking for a fun way to work on your little one’s literacy skills? Check out this fun St.Patrick’s Day Literacy Memory Match activity that is versatile, fun and inexpensive.
St.Patrick’s Day Literacy Memory Match
I’m always looking for fun ways to maximize my kid’s learning. I have a couple of kiddos I have to practice literacy with at the primary level. That’s why I love picking games that are themed for the season to keep things fun and fresh.
I have a few early learners in my home and are continuously needing review of various facts. Although I’m redshirting my preschooler next year we’re still working on some basic knowledge and facts at his own pace.
As for my older kids I’m working on stuff they need to know in a fun way.
Thanks to this fun St.Patrick’s day Literacy Memory Match game I’ve been able to target all the areas they are working on in a fun and easy way.
This one has been a blast because of how easy it is and how versatile you can make it. All you need is a quick trip to the dollar store and marker. Then the fun begins.
All you have to do is purchase this fun package of glitter shamrocks at Dollar tree. Each pack comes with 12 shamrocks. What I love is that they come in dark green and light green 6 of one and 6 of the other). They are glitter backed on one side and a kind of foam on the other.
Because I want to create recognition of various I opted for a memory style game because of all the benefits.
Literacy Memory Match
Memory Games are important because:
- improve concentration
- improve vocabulary
- train visual memory
- increase short term memory
- increase attention to detail
- improve the ability to find similarities and differences in objects
- help to classify objects that are grouped by similar traits
Traits that are crucial for the basic building blocks of learning.
My 4 year old is learning letters and rhyming while my seven year old is continuously working on his sight word list.
Hence making this activity the perfect learning game.
Here are some ideas you can implement to help teach your little one various.
For your early learners putting the lowercase and uppercase of each letter while having them play memory with it will help with their decoding and letter recognition.
I love that they’re 2 different shades of green because it helps with differentiating facts. For example I can do uppercase in one color and lower case in another.
If you’re working on rhyming or word families you can create a fun memory game using either words that rhyme or
or words that are in the same ending family.
Finally, This is my personal favorite for reviewing sight words with my 1st grader. Sight word memory challenge. This is great for helping them recognize sight words. Start with reading the sight words off their list and creating the pairs. Finally, have them match them and see how many they can recognize and say.
These are just some of the great ideas you can implement using these fun shamrocks. Change it up every holiday with a different theme. Most important keep the fun going with other subjects such as Math and Science.
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Looking for more fun learning activities? Check out this St.Patrick’s Day sensory bin.