My Three loves to play the transportation memory game I made. So I decided to build on that and throw some counting into our next memory game. Today I’m sharing a free printable memory game which will help your child learn to count groups of 1-10. We’re doing the letter M – so I made Monster Memory!
Learn to count with this monster matching game!
My Three likes to count, but it’s not something he does often. Counting groups past 5 is still tricky for him. So I knew this game was just what we needed.
I mixed up the twenty cards, set them out in rows, and we took turns flipping over two cards. Sometimes I had to remind my Three to keep the cards in the same place they were when he began his turn. He also needed reminders that he only had one chance to find a match!
Sometimes he started counting over when he got to a new line. For example, for four monsters he counted, “1, 2, 1, 2.” We counted together quite a bit. I helped him point to the monsters as he counted. With just ten matches to find, the game was just the right length for this 3 1/2 year old. We’ll definitely be pulling it out again!
Here’s a sample page from the download. You’ll receive 20 matching cards for the numbers 1-10.
Beautiful work! Thanks
My 3 yo will love the monsters! We are reading one of the mouse books from your M Book List and I was wondering if you could make (or tell me where to find awesome mice graphics) to match this monster memory counting match? Thanks so much for amazing activities! My little guy loves to “do school!”
Hi Holly! I’ve got a big list of projects and not enough time to do them, so I won’t be able to make those for you. But here’s some cute, cheap clip art you could get on TPT: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Cute-Mouse-Clip-Art-8-Color-Images-and-Blackline-Mice-1194352
Thank you! I was able to make some.
This is great. Tomorrow I’m going to have a group of kindergarten student teachers play this game and discuss what kids might learn from it.
That’s great, Hanna! I’d love to know what your group comes up with. 🙂
Thanks for linking this up to the Weekly Kids Co-Op! I have pinned this to my Monster board and I am featuring this post in this week’s Kids Co-Op post on Triple T Mum 🙂
Thank you so much for the feature, Amie!
This is a fun way to count to 10 with a great monster theme. This is just in time for Halloween too! Thank you for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop 🙂
Thanks for hosting, Jill!
Thank you so much! My son is all about monsters and is just really to be interested in counting. Great matching/memory game.
That’s great, Amanda! Stay tuned — I’ve got a monster math round up coming tomorrow 🙂
Fun printable, who doesn’t like cute monsters?! Sharing on Pinterest!
Thank you so much for sharing my post, Ann!