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.
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!
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.
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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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.