Your children will have fun matching each butter pat shape to the pancake that displays that shape in the middle. You will be able to put this shapes for kids matching game based on the book If You Give a Pig a Pancake with items you have in your pantry and craft closet. If you have older children at home, they will be able to help you put it together.
Putting the Shapes for Kids Game Together
Gathering the Supplies
- Brown Scrapbook or Construction Paper
- Yellow Scrapbook or Construction Paper
- Shapes from Peg Puzzle, Cookie Cutters, or Cut from Cardboard to Trace
- Glue Sticks
- Black Markers
- Small Saucer or Plate
- Small Paper Plate
Directions for Putting the Shapes for Kids Game Together
The first thing you need to do is decide how many shapes you want to have your children explore. Then you will need to start by tracing around the edge of a small plate or saucer onto the brown paper with a black marker to make the pancakes.
Next, you need to cut out the circles.
Then you will need to trace a shape in the middle of each of the pancakes. You will next need to write the name of each shape in the middle of on each pancake.
Finally, you will need to trace each of the shapes you have decided to use on to the yellow paper. These yellow shapes will be the pats of butter for the pancakes.
The pancakes can be glued or placed onto small paper plates. You will find another version of the game below that requires the pancakes not be glued to the plate.
Playing the Shapes for Kids Game
Version One of the Game
You can put out one or two of the paper plates containing pancakes. Then you can put out all of the shape butter pats. Children can try to place the correct butter pat on each of the pancakes.
Next, you can take out a few more of the plates with pancakes on them. Children can try to find the shape pats that this set of plates.
Version Two of the Game
This version of the game requires one plate and a set of pancakes not glued to a plate. Children will place on pancake on the plate and then find the butter pat that matches that shape. Then they will place a pancake on top first one and look for its matching pat. Children will contain adding pancakes and their matching pats until they have a full stack of pancakes.