Silhouette Shape Matching Game
Matching games are a great way to improve memory, teach the concepts of grouping and sorting, strengthen problem solving skills, and teach critical thinking. Joel Henriques, artist and creator of the blog Made By Joel, designed this silhouette shape matching game printable that your students are sure to love! It has spectacular graphics (be sure to pull out the crayons and markers because your students will certainly be asking to color in these quirky characters!) and the silhouettes provide a unique matching challenge.
Leave it on your students' desks as a surprise morning warm-up, keep a stack at the writing center for individual fun, or build it into a lesson on shapes, making observations, or creative writing (e.g. have your students pretend that the characters have "lost their shadows", inviting them to describe how they lost it and their adventures in trying to get it back). Be sure to visit Henriques' website for the download and take the time to check out his other great early childhood posts!