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Matching Pairs

K.MD.B.3
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Precursor to Kindergarten - K.MD.B.3

How to Teach Children To Match Pairs - We know that children struggle with memory and to sharpen it, we try different things. One of the main problems that come with memory is to match pairs and children do struggle with it. If you are looking for ways to help children match pairs, we have a few ideas listed down for you. The first step you need to take is to discuss. Tell them that you will show them a few pictures that will be similar. Tell them that they have to remember and match them later on. Second, get them warmed up. Show them one pair. Help them memorize, ask them to recall and then show them some more. Keep practicing this over and over till they start remembering. When you feel, he is ready, switch to more cards. After a few practices, children will be able to match cards properly! These worksheets will help students recognize and identify two similar images.

Printable Worksheets and Lessons




Lesson Sheets

We play match the square. You can also cut them out and turn them over to play a memory game.

  • Lesson 1 - The third animal from left of the animal in the box is the same as the animal in the box. Both are frogs. Circle this animal.
  • Lesson 2 - The third object from left of the object in the box is the same as the object in the box. Both are ice-cream cones. Circle this object.
  • Lesson 3 -The second object (from left, of the object in the box) looks like as the object (pastry) in box so we will circle this object.
  • Lesson 4 - Circle the picture that is unlike the others in the set.



Practice Worksheets

Continue working on matching pairs.

  • Practice 1 - In each set, two objects look alike. Choose the object that looks like the object shown in the box, and circle it.
  • Practice 2 - Which two objects are the same?
  • Practice 3 - Match the starting image.
  • Practice 4 - Match your hats and monkeys.