Need a quick activity to do with your child today? Here's an idea (and check back for more)!
Suitable for Toddlers
Get a box or laundry basket and find items that come in pairs (shoes, socks, gloves, etc). Put one of each item in the box and hide the other visibly about the room.
Have your child reach into the box and pull out the item and work with him/her to find the match.
To make this more difficult for older children:
1. Find items that go together but don't necessarily match. For example, a 1/4 c. and 1 c measuring cup, glove and hat, sock and shoe, hat and glasses, snack and juice, soup and can opener, etc.
2. Rather than hide things visibly in the room, hide them around the house.
3. Only let your child FEEL what is in the box (not see) and have him or her search for the match.
To make this easier for younger children:
Find items that have pairs and show how they match. Talk about color, texture, shape, etc.