Matching Socks Game
Contributed by Liz Yesachar
This fun activity works mainly on visual memory, matching, and categorization. The activity allows the child to take part in household chores and it also provides a great opportunity to spend special time with caregivers.
Crossing Midline, Eye-Hand Coordination, Motor Planning, and Visual Memory
Present the child with a clean basket of separated pairs of socks. Provide the child with additional empty baskets, one for each member of the family.
Show the child one sock and ask him to find the other sock that looks the same (i.e. the matching sock). Fold the socks together (or have your child fold them to work on additional skills such as motor planning and eye-hand coordination) and ask the child to put the pair of socks in the right basket, based on whose socks are they (mom's, dad's, child's, sister's, etc.).
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