Pair Them Up

Age

3-6

Duration

Under 15 minutes

Stuff

Others

People

2+

About this activity

How good is your memory? Put it to the test with this fun memory game for kids which helps improve concentration and boosts social and emotional development.

Required material
  • Two different-coloured sets of ten bottle caps or counters, each numbered zero to nine
  • A flat surface to play on.

Instructions

1

With the numbers facing down, mix up the two sets of bottle caps and line them up in a grid which is four caps wide by five caps high.

2

Each player takes it in turn to pick two caps. If the numbers match, the player keeps both caps. If not, they place both caps back in the grid with numbers down.

3

Keep going until all the caps have been taken. The winner is the player with the most pairs of caps at the end.

How was this activity?

Too easy?

Use more bottle caps to make a bigger playing grid. Try going up to 15, or even more if you want it really tricky. You could also use lots of differently coloured caps to make it more complicated.

Too hard?

Have fewer bottle caps. Try dropping down to five to start with.

Advice for grown-ups