We’ve been playing our Pineapple Shapes Memory Game to learn different shapes! It’s such pineapple fun!
I wanted to make it an indoor game for the kiddos because we have been having a hot, hot summer. So, I jumbo-sized the pineapples to play the game on the floor.
As you may have seen on my Instagram feed, we have been playing games and making crafts involving summer fruit. See our Pineapple Gift Box and Watermelon Tea Cup.
My son loved the pineapple gift box so much, especially because it had PEZ wrapped up in it. So, I designed a pineapple learning game that would help him with his memory skills and review shapes.
Pineapple Shapes Memory Game – Materials
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- FREE Pineapple Shapes Memory Game Printable
- 5 Sheets of Pink Cardstock (or any colorful single color)
- Glue Stick
Pineapple Shapes Memory Game – Assembly
Step One. Print out our Pineapple Shapes Memory Game printable in our shop.
Step Two. Stack your five sheets of pink cardstock and cut them in half.
Step Three. Cut out the pineapples from the printable and glue onto the cardstock. It should look like this:
Step Four. Store in a large plastic baggie or a protective sheet cover that’s kept in an activities binder until your ready to play the game.
Pineapple Shapes Memory Game – Instructions
Step One. Lay out the cards, face down, on the floor or table.
Step Two. Have your preschooler flip one card over.
Step Three. Ask him to flip another card over. “Do they match?” If they don’t have him flip the card over that doesn’t match and try again until the match is found.
Step Four. Keep the matches face up. Have your preschooler repeat steps two and three until all matches are found.
If these are unfamiliar shapes for your preschooler, review the shapes before the game. You can even do it flash card style. Show him the card and say, “this is a hexagon.” Then, repeat the flash card study session and have your preschooler try to name the shapes.
Have a younger child and introducing shapes? You can still play the game with less cards. Try with two shapes and work your way up to the five shapes.
I’m introducing shapes to my daughter. So, I had her watch us play and said each shape out loud when brother matched them. She got in on the action:
Once your child catches on, make the game timed. How fast can you match all the cards?
For another summer fruit activity, see our Watermelon Seed Matching Game!
Played the game? Tried any of the crafts? Tag us in a pic on Instagram (@themamaworkshop ). We’d love to see all the pineapple fun you’re having!
Please note: The Mama Workshop is not a credentialed teacher. This is simply an activity to do to supplement your child’s learning.
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