Shapes + Colors Memory Game.

Lately Audrey has been pointing out colors wherever we go.  Ba-lue! Lellow! Wed! I made this memory game with her (and her toddler friends) in mind. It's perfect for little ones learning shapes + colors. 


The last memory game I created was cute and tiny, but not appropriate for little hands. This version was made with the same kind of wood discs + wool felt. Two of my favorite materials.


To make one for the toddler in your life you'll need:

12- 1 1/2" wood discs
wool felt in 6 different colors
Heat N' Bond


To begin, simply adhere Heat N' Bond to the wool felt. With the paper backing still attached to the felt, cut 2 shapes from each color. Next remove the paper backing and iron the shapes to the wood discs.
Tip: make sure your iron is on the "no steam" setting. It took about 25 seconds of direct heat for the Heat N' Bond to adhere to the wood discs.


For Audrey's game I used primary colors and simple geometric shapes. 


This is a simple + quick project that will bring your children hours of educational fun. Yay!

35 comments:

  1. what a great idea! and, so cute!
    my kids would love this!

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  2. very cute! do you have a favorite place to purchase the little wooden discs?

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  3. I love the tactile component of your version.

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  4. SUCH a great idea! bookmarking this one for the future :)

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  5. That is so cool, I would have loved something like that as a kid. What a great idea.

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  6. Love this! Just added this to my weekend project list! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Wow, that is such a cute idea. Great for traveling on the plane or in the car.

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  8. requesting one. thanks. :)
    love, lindsay

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  9. Danyelle, where do you get the wooden discs?

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  10. Thanks for all of your nice comments!

    Jane + Melissa, I think you can find the wooden discs at most craft stores. I found mine at Hobby Lobby. They were $2.99 for a pack of 22.

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    1. Thanks so much! Going to Hobby Lobby today!

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  11. Oh, that is adorable!! Makes me wish Elisabeth's cute little brain worked a little more - she's missing out on fun games like memory! Oh well, I suppose being a permanent baby has its perks too (binkies, snuggles, etc, etc, etc)

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  12. Just saw this on Odeedoh - what a sweet thing to make! Will definitely be making them for my own and all the other toddlers I know! Brilliant!

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  13. This is divine, and timely! I'll be making a version for my upcoming cross-country flight(s) with my 2y.o. and 4y.o. Thanks for sharing (and for being featured on Ohdeedo!).

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  14. Hi! We loved this craft and featured it here at our blog >> MPM School Supplies Blog. We were sure to give photo and idea credit, as well as a link back to your site, but we'd love for you to take a look at it and, if there are any problems, we'll be sure to take down the feature immediately!

    Thanks so much!
    Kayla Johnson
    kjohnson@mpmmgmt.com

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  15. I love this! I am absolutely going to make it for my nieces. Can you tell me where you found the bag?

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  16. Adorable! I'm saving this idea for future reference.

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  17. I am making a few sets of these to give as favors for my daughter's birthday party. I just had a quick question…where did you find the cute little bag to put the discs in? Did you make them?

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  18. So lovely! I shared this on my Counting Coconuts Facebook page. :)

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  19. It turned out beautifully! I think I'll make a game for my son's birthday that is coming up. I added a link back to your post here: http://mymontessorimoments.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/summer-bucket-list-2011/
    Thanks for sharing your creative idea. :)

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  20. Hi - i love this! Where did you get the darling bag to put it in??

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  21. cute! do you have ant good suggestions of somewhere to buy the wood coins and the cute bag? I know JoAnn's sells the coins, but they are super expensive....

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  22. That is a very cute idea! Can you tell me where you got the Heat 'n Bond? I'm not really sure what that is or what I'm looking for exactly. Thanks!

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  23. Thanks for this cute idea; am making it for my toddler's birthday. Do you think there's any reason I couldn't just use glue? I am using craft felt and not wool felt, if that matters.

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  24. i love this game nd the simple shapes you've used.
    great.

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

    doro K.

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  25. Great idea!
    Can you think of a recicled material to use instead of the wooden disks?

    Thanks for sharing,
    Tina

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  26. My sorting loving 3 year old would LOVE this activity!

    I blog at Teachers of Good Things and this is the kind of ideas my readers would love! Please come and linkup on the Tender Moments with Toddlers & Preschoolers with this idea. Here is the link for the current one: http://teachersofgoodthings.com/bowling-pins-for-toddlers-and-preschoolers/

    It is EVERY Thursday and your posts would be very welcomed in our link ups.

    I'm heading to share this pin in our Toddlers & Preschoolers board.

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  27. I love this twist on memory!! I'm pinning this to my (CarlaINHouston) Awesome Preschool board!

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  28. I tried the heat n bond but I think I got the wrong kind. There were 3 different ones to choose from at the store. I put the sticky side onto the felt and tried to iron it onto the discs but it just comes right off of the discs. I think the kind I have is meant to laminate fabric and that is all. Any suggestions?

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