Matching Boards

Matching Boards lesson plan

  • 1.

    Encourage children to find many different objects, so each child's Matching Board is different.

  • 2.

    Demonstrate how, or help children, to measure and mark straight lines.

  • 4.

    With a ruler, measure a large rectangle, at least 12 by 18 inches, on poster board or recycled cardboard.

  • 5.

    With Crayola® Scissors, cut out the rectangle.

  • 6.

    Choose five or six favorite objects that will fit on the poster board. Arrange them in a pleasing way.

  • 7.

    Ask a friend to hold each item as you trace around it with Crayola® Washable Markers. Put the items in a box.

  • 8.

    Exchange Matching Boards with friends, and match the items with their outlines.


  • Reading Pictures
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Social & Emotional: Making Friends
  • Thinking: Observing
  • Thinking: Predicting Outcomes
  • Thinking: Problem Solving