Matching is an important skill as it requires our preschoolers to look at an image or object and identify the details and then find another item that has the same details. This means that they will look at multiple items and distinguish the various characteristics of each piece and then determine which two items have the same characteristics. This is a precursor skill for patterns and will also benefit writing skills as we eventually hope that our children will become descriptive writers. In order to become a descriptive writer, you first have to learn to identify descriptors. It will also help in the science field as, in order to complete a science experiment, you need to be able to make observations and categorize data.

This activity our preschoolers will be working on matching two pieces of a scene from Goldilocks and the Three Bears to make a complete picture.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Engineering

  • Engage in problem solving activities

Reading

  • Interact with and recall details from a text that was read aloud

Required Materials

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears Matching Template

*Scissors

Step #1

Lay out the pieces.

Step #2

Invite your child to match the correct pieces together to create scenes from Goldilocks and the three bears.

Teacher Tip

If your child is struggling with this, you can put the pieces that will go on the left in a pile and lay out the piece that go on the right. Then, pull one card from the pile a time and find its match. By having fewer pieces out at one time, you allow your child to focus on fewer items at once making it easier to concentrate.

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