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Preschoolers need visual discrimination and matching skills in order to differentiate between the letters and numbers and to be able to classify objects. This Halloween shadow matching game develops these early literacy and math skills. It’s easy to prepare and makes a great quiet time activity.
Other Printable Visual Centers and Worksheets
Emotions Clipcards – Kids will find the matching facial expressions while working on their fine motor skills as well.
Vehicle Shadow Match – A similar print and play game that preschoolers will love!
Emotions Odd One Out – Kids will find the face that doesn’t match the others.
Halloween Shadow Match Setup
For this activity you will need:
Optional: file folder
Optional: velcro dots
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Playing This Fun Visual Discrimination Game
Print out the sheets and cut the colored Halloween creatures and objects into individual pieces.
This would be a great file folder game so I suggest pasting the second sheet with the shadows into a file folder. You could laminate this and also the colored pieces and then stick velcro dots behind each piece.
Ask your child to match up the faces to their respective shadows.
Pair Up This Ocean Theme Activity
Looking for more Halloween themed activities? Check out my pack of 10 literacy and math centers here.
Continue having fun with shadows with this set of 17 shadow puppets. Your kids will love this new way of learning and singing nursery rhymes! You can use this kit to sing 11 famous songs including Hickory Dickory Dock, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Itsy Bitsy Spider and many more!
Decorate your classroom or homeschool with shadow mason jars. You can print designs for Halloween, Christmas etc. They make enchanting alternatives to sensory bottles.
Encourage kids to create their own fairy tales with this set of shadow puppets. Playing with puppets while telling your favorite bedtime stories is great fun for parents and grandparents who want to connect with their children in a creative way.