Friday, April 22, 2011

Match Game...

Do you ever have something in your head that sits there for a long time... Well, this is what has been sitting in my head ...
                                                  This is my version of a match game.

My grandson Logan who is two and a half was coming to visit and I wanted a simple game that he and I (or more) could play... or he that could, play alone.

I created game pieces out of novelty prints, that I thought would interest him.  (the print in the upper right hand corner is potatoes, they are farmers and potatoes is one of the crops they grow, so that was a given).

All that was left, was to play...

I made up twelve different sets.  He was more interested in the game when we played with just half of the prints.  He was able to remember better where he had seen something and would go back to it.  What was great about this game was he basically could not harm the pieces.  He enjoyed hauling them around and would even just sit and study them.  I meant to take more pictures but, as usual we get caught up and lost track of time. 

 If you click on this picture it will give you a good idea how I finished the pieces off.

I found a container just his size, that he could carry around without worries of breaking and could open up by himself.

I sent half the game home with him and have kept the other half.  Every now and then, I will send him another match set to add to his set.
Over all, I would say it was a success!
(oh, by the way... I had to pull him away from washing the dishes to play this round... hence the wet shirt!)


  1. How wonderful! and creative! Your little one is sure a cutie, and having so much fun.

  2. AWESOME idea!!! I don't have grandkids "yet"...those are on my someday list. I will surely keep this in mind! I love your idea! (what a cutie pie!)

  3. This is wonderful idea - every grandma should take notice. Sure beats buying yet another toy they trip over and break. LoL Judy C

  4. Great idea! You can never kid proof something to much!! Love the fact that if they get bent it is not going to ruin the game and they are even washable!!

  5. How fun!!! I may have to steal, let me say that again, borrow this idea. :)