Construction paper/Cereal box
Computer & Printer (optional)
The following words:
If you have access to a computer & printer you can type the words above on Microsoft Excel and outline the boxes for ease of cutting. Write each word 2 times and print. Glue the whole sheet on to the construction paper then cut out each word box. If you have an empty cereal box you can glue the sheet of words on that instead of the construction paper. This will make it more durable and last longer. You can also laminate it if you want it to really last!
If you don't have access to a computer or a printer you can simply hand write the words 2 times directly on the construction paper and glue it on the back of the cereal box. Or you can write it on the cereal box with a marker and then cut out the words. Use what you have!
Once you are done getting the cards ready you may begin to play! Turn each card face down. The child will open two cards and read the words. If she has a match she will take the two cards and make a pile for herself. Then open two other cards. Repeat until she no longer has a match. Then move on to then next player. The person with the biggest pile wins.
If using all the words above that will make 40 word cards. If this is too much for your child. You can only choose to use 20 word cards for this game and maybe the other 20 cards the next time. Or you can introduce it 10 cards at a time. Depending on your child's readiness. Remember this is supposed to be fun not stressful!! So if your child can't read a word or has trouble feel free to help them. Point at the letters and try to sound it out together! We do want our children to learn through these wonderful games but the main idea is to be able to spend quality time together and have warm loving memories that will last a life time!