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Saturday, 10 October 2020

FREE Resource - Forest Matching Cards

 A FREE resource for Montessori inspired activities. 

This is the first in a series of resources I will be releasing to support Montessori activities at home. I designed this one to work alongside the Le Toy Van stacking animals, however it can of course be used in a variety of different ways! 

Each set contains two of the same animal (fox, rabbit, bird, hedgehog, rabbit, bear, mouse, tortoise, squirrel and a deer). The initial idea is for the child to make pairs of matching animals. I would begin with only a few different animals and work up to the full set. 

Other ideas for the cards include: 

  • Match the wooden animal to the card. 
  • Hide the cards in one tray and the animals in another. Fill with sensory equipment such as shredded paper, cous cous, rice etc. and allow the child to dig through and find matching pairs. 
  • Hide one of each animal around the house or garden. One at a time send your child to find the matching card. A great scavenger hunt! 
  • Present your child with some paper and pens plus copies of the cards as inspiration for art work. 
  • Turn the cards over and play a memory game. Can they remember where each animal is to make pairs? 
  • Take a walk in the woods. How many can you spot in real life? Some places, such as National Trust properties, have many of these animals such as: bird, squirrel, deer and you may even see signs of others such as a foxes den or a rabbits burrow! 
  • Match the animal to the habitat
To get your hands on a set, click this link! They are completely free, no strings attached, however you are more than welcome to follow me on Instagram or sign up to my blog! 

Can you think of any other ideas for these cards? If you can or you use any of those listed above, let me know in the comments box below. Alternatively, you can tag me @MontessoriAtHomeUK on Instagram and I will be sure to share on my story! 

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