DIY Play Cards for kids

I’ve been homeschooling Xavier for a month now and everyday is a challenge. Some days I’m winning and some days I’m definitely not. My daughter is only 3 and her attention span is super short. I recently made these play cards for her and it’s been such a fun way to keep her entertained while still learning.

I made 2 sets of 16 different cards. Each one with a different colour and animal. There are so many different games we can play with these cards such as:

  • Match the animal
  • Match the colour
  • Name the animal
  • Name the colour
  • Snap
  • Memory game
  • Sort animals according to where they live: land, water or sky
  • What sound does each animal make
  • Tell me a story about each animal
Match the animal or colour game

There are so many ways you could play with these cards, the possibilities are endless. When it comes to what kind of cards to make, the possibilities are just as limitless. You could use animals and colours like I did, or just colours. Maybe do shapes, fruits, things around the house, letters numbers, it’s all up to you! You can really taylor these to your child’s needs. This is how I made mine.

I designed the cards in Silhouette Studio

I designed my cards in Silhouette Studio. The animal images I used is an animal font I bought from he silhouette design store. You can make them just as easily in Microsoft Word or Pages. It’s literally just a rectangle coloured in with some clip art in the middle. Alternatively, you could make these by cutting out cards and drawing an animal or shape in the middle. The kids can colour in the cards, making pairs that are the same colour and have the same shape or animal on them

I print and cut the cards

Once the cards have been printed, I cut them out and laminated them, so that they would last longer.

You can laminate the cards so that they last longer

The only thing left to do is play and have fun!

Memory Game

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