This flower matching game was created for a coworker. These were simple and quick to create.
Each of the flower tops has 1, 2, or 3 glitter circles on it. Each stem either has 1, 2, or 3 leaves on it. I made two sets of flowers and stems and only glued one set together.
These can be played with in several ways. First as a simple matching game with colors. Present the children with the completed flower. Have them choose the matching colored flower top.
Then have them choose the stem with the correct number of leaves.
These flowers can also be used as a counting game, matching the number of glitter circles on the flower tops with the number of leaves on the stem. The child counts the number of circles on the top “1-2-3” and finds a stem with the correct number of leaves, “1-2-3”. This is a great way to make the activity appropriate to an older audience and to scaffold up the activity when the children get bored.
Of course, I can also use these flowers during my storytime in combination with my counting windows. I can place my completed flowers in the appropriate number window while sharing a rhyme.
Thanks to Anna at www.futurelibrariansuperhero.com for hosting this week’s Flannel Friday!