Now that L has mastered the most concrete materials on our language shelf, it’s time to move on to the abstract. Most young children are fascinated by animals, so I created this concept matching activity for L to match the animals to where they spend the most time — the way I word it is “where the animals move,” since they don’t necessarily live in the sky.
I first laid out the cards with land, sky, and sea. I took an animal from the bin [we love these ones: jungle animals, insects, ocean animals] and we talked about where it moves before placing it on the correct card. We then repeated that with each of the other animals. Now when L is working with this by herself I can hear her talking to herself about where the animals move — it’s so cute!
***Free Printable Here*** I printed these on regular paper and then glued them to different colored cardstock backgrounds. I also laminated mine, but that’s not required — I just love my laminator. 🙂
3 thoughts on “Concept Matching Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers — Land, Sky, and Sea [With Free Printable!]”
This is such a great idea! I’ve been looking around at some of your posts, and am getting inspired! My son is 15 months old, and I am trying to find age-appropriate activities for him and I to do together, as well as for him to do on his own! I think we have some time before this one, but I will definitely remember it!
L was 15 months around June 2015, so if you start at the very beginning of my blog you can find activities that will be age-appropriate for your son! 🙂
I’m obsessed with my laminator too! 😂
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