There are several ways these cards can be used as stated in the previous replies.
My favorite way is to take 10 matching pairs of mittens and scramble them up in a pile.
Then I place them pattern-side down on a table in an array of 4 rows of 5.
The first player turns over two mittens, and if their patterns match, they get to keep the cards.
If they do not match, they turn the mittens back over and the next player gets to select two cards.
The player who has the most mittens at the end of the game is the winner.
My preschoolers love this game. And I love that it teaches them so many skills: turn taking, enhances attention spans and memory skills, visual discrimination as they determine if the cards match, counting ( by ones, and counting by twos), and greater than/ less than when they tally up their cards at the end of the game to see who has the most.
Date published: 2019-02-09