Preschool Memory Game: What is Missing?

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As my younger children napped, one of my preschoolers and I grabbed a bunch of little items and played a game of “What is missing?”  using our used Easter Egg casings from the weekend’s festivities.

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How to create your own “What is Missing?” Game:

We used Easter egg tops, but I bet you could use old cups or even sippy cup lids.  Basically, you want something to cover up each item.

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A mix of ten or so small trinkets or items.  We had a figurine, a horse shaped eraser, some candy, a button, loose change, a fake bug, pom-pom, etc.

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Learning opportunities in this Preschool Game:

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We hid each of the trinkets under the egg “lids.  Then I would ask my preschooler to find an item.  Can you remember where we hid the pom-pom?  When she was right we’d switch turns and my daughter would ask me to try and remember where we hid an item.

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Next, we took turns covering our eyes.  After our eyes were covered, the other person would remove one of the items off of the table.  It was the job of the blinded person to guess what item was removed.  When we first started playing my daughter would need clues to help her remember what the item was (ex: it was blue and you could sew it on your clothes).  As we played though, she became very good.

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Then Quirky Kiddo figured it would be best to just wrestle mommy and peak at the contents of the egg lid.  We had a blast and had fun stretching our memories.



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An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).

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