Match My Stripes

Stripes of All Types Book Cover

Who knew there were so many different types of stripes? Try not to get dizzy as you search for matches in this game.

Recommended Ages:  Preschool/Kindergarten

Domains or Early Learning Standards: Mathematics Knowledge & Skills; Language Development

Materials Needed:

  • Blank cards

  • Markers

Activity:  Make your own Stripe Match Game. Use index cards and make matching pairs of all different types of stripes. Find your inspiration from the book, Stripes of All Types.
Here are some suggestions:

  • Thin stripes
  • Fat stripes
  • Wavy stripes
  • Horizontal stripes
  • Vertical stripes
  • Long stripes
  • Short stripes
  • Colorful stripes
  • Black and white stripes

Create pairs of matching stripes and play this just like any traditional match game. Turn over all the cards and have children take turns finding striped sets.

Game Extension:  Each time a child finds a matching pair they need to give it a descriptive name before they can keep it as a match. For example, I have a set of fat or wide stripes; I have a set of thin or skinny stripes, etc.

Follow Up Activity:  Invite children to wear something with stripes to school one day. Have a fashion show and narrate the fashions very descriptively to build vocabulary.

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