Matching games are a fun way to spend time with your little one. As a bonus, they also help you both improve your memory skills. You probably have some matching games in your game closet at home, but what about a bug one? You will be hard-pressed to find a bug-themed matching game. Especially one that’s customized to include your child’s favorite bugs.
That’s where Cupkin’s Hello Bugs sticker book comes in. Use the book to make your own one-of-a-kind matching game.
Two Activities in One
By creating your own matching game, you’ll be busy with two activities. First, you and your child can work together to choose your favorite bugs to include in the game and make the matching cards. Then, you get to play the game over and over again.
Even better, you can repeat both activities. Obviously, you can reuse the cards you make as many times as you want. On top of that, the Hello Bugs sticker book has more than 500 stickers, so you can make new cards for your game anytime you want. You could even end up with a set of over 250 pairs, although that would likely make the game a bit overwhelming.
How to Make Your Own Matching Game With Stickers
Making a memory-matching game with stickers is incredibly easy. Just grab some notecards or construction paper. If you’re using construction paper, make sure that every piece is about the same size. You want to be matching based on images, not the size of the paper.
Then, attach a sticker to each card. It’s just as easy as putting stickers on a piece of art. If you want, you can even turn this into an educational opportunity. For example, you can write the name of each insect on a card or piece of paper. Or, for younger children, have them describe the colors of the bug. For older kids, consider having them write their favorite interesting fact about each bug on its card. This gives them a chance to hone their online searching skills as well.
You Get to Fully Customize Your Set of Cards
The best thing about making your own memory-matching game is that you and your children get to decide what to include. This way, you can ensure that the game has your child’s favorite bugs.
You can even get creative and make several sets of memory-matching cards. Come up with themes for each, such as types of bugs or colors.
Don’t Forget to Decorate Your Storage Container
After making the memory-matching cards, figure out where you are going to store them. Will it be a plastic bag or maybe a shoebox? No matter where you store the cards, take the time to decorate it with the leftover stickers in the Hello Bugs sticker book.
Think outside of the box with the Hello Bugs sticker album. In addition to traditional sticker art or just wearing stickers, use them to make a memory-matching game. You will have fun making it, and your kids can show off their one-of-a-kind game.