Thursday, October 21, 2010

Key Matching Puzzles

I have a container full of keys from, oh who really knows.  T found them and was instantly in love.  It is always the oddest things that catch their interest, isn't it?  I saw an activity in our future.  I stuck them on our home copier and made a copy of the keys in different positions.  Then set them on the table with the key container.  Sure enough, T knew just what to do.  Matching the keys to their picture.  He played with this game for a long time, wondering aloud, did this go to the car, did this one go to playroom door?  It was a big hit.  Great for matching and problem solving.  I think next time I will write numbers on the keys and the pictures and turn it into a number recognition game. 



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4 comments:

kathy said...

what fun... now I need to start digging for old keys or buy some in a store...I bet the kids love it.. its awesome that they are so different

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Time For Play said...

Hi Kathy...they really do love this activity. T keeps going back to it again and again. I haven't been able to put it away. Thanks for the comment!

hanci06 said...

What a great idea! All kids love keys and this is great way to use them!

Cathy at NurtureStore said...

We have a set of keys that the girls use in role play but we've not tried a matching game with them - great idea. Thanks for sharing with us at the Play Acdemy. Cathy