Halloween Matching Game for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Halloween matching game: a fun homemade matching activity for home or the classroom.

Here’s a fun homemade game to help toddlers develop shape recognition and matching skills!  Kids can match up textured, patterned bats, cats, pumpkins and leaves with this festive, homemade Halloween activity.

homemade halloween matching game

As I’ve mentioned before, I have this awesome stash of Wallpaper sample books, that my local Benjamin Moore store was happy to donate to our daycare, instead of throwing them in the trash.  I can’t tell you how much I LOVE having these books to go to, when I need some groovy paper!  I love the colours, the patterns, and the textures.  Some pages are puffy and thick, some are slick, or bumpy or glossy.  And I love that there’s a colour/pattern/texture that is just perfect for almost anything I want to make!

owls cut out of wallpaper samplesfall leaves cut out of wall paper samples

I chose 4 simple Hallowe’en/Fall shapes to use for this activity:  Pumpkins (which kind of look like apples, but hey, apples work for fall too), bats, owls, and fall leaves.

I don’t think there’s really any need for instructions here.  The pictures kind of say it all.

matching bats halloween game

toddlers doing homemade halloween puzzletoddler matching halloween shapes

How cute are these?  The Hooligans this activity.  LOVED it.   Big hit.  So simple, and I can see doing this anytime a new holiday rolls around.  Just think of all the Christmas shapes there are to choose from!

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