Mar 26

The name of the game is SAME

by Hannah Holt »


In this game, there is no peeking. Feel to find the match you’re seeking.

An activity for children ages 3-5

Vocabulary: Same, Different, Match

Print these directions.

What you’ll need:

  • paper lunch bag
  • 2 buttons (same size/shape)
  • 2 feathers (same size)
  • 2 chenille sticks
  • 2 pom-poms (same size)
  • crayons (optional)
  • tape (optional)

Step 1: Twist the chenille sticks into circles so that they fit into your bag. Like this…

Then place the chenille circles, buttons, feathers, and pom-poms in your bag.

Step 2: Reach into the bag (without looking) and pull out one object.

Step 3: Reach into the bag again and feel for the object’s match. If you pull out a mismatch, place it back into the bag and try again until you find the match.

Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you’ve found all the matches.

Step 5: (optional activity) Once you’ve found all the matches, use the tape, crayons, bag, and matching pairs to form a funny face.

  1. Erik -This Kid Reviews Books

    Cool idea!Thanks for telling us aout it!

  2. Kirsten

    What a fun idea. This sounds like a game you could even keep in your bag and play while waiting at the doctor’s office, restaurant, etc.

  3. Hannah Holt

    Thanks you guys! We are still in the middle of moving madness, and this is definately a game you can play on the road. I should be back to blog reading and 12×12 starting next week!

  4. Susanna Leonard Hill

    Sounds like fun! :)

  5. Catherine Johnson

    That is really cute. My friend would love that for her daycare kids.

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