Magnificent Match-Ups

Magnificent Match-Ups lesson plan

  • 1.

    Draw children’s attention to fine details in illustrations in children’s books.

  • 2.

    Children’s fine motor and visual discrimination skills come into play with this make-it-yourself game.

  • 3.

    Before doing this activity, children need many experiences in stamping and drawing designs, and in visually distinguishing similarities and differences.

  • 4.

    With Crayola® Write Start® Colored Pencils, draw 12 circles (to fit the bottom of muffin-tin cups) on construction paper.

  • 5.

    Use Crayola® MiniStampers to make a pair of circles with the same design. Make 5 more pairs, each with different designs. Make pairs exactly the same.

  • 6.

    Decorate circles with Crayola® Glitter Glue. Dry overnight.

  • 7.

    Cut out the circles with Crayola® Scissors.

  • 8.

    Place one set of circles in the bottom of a muffin tin. Match the patterns on the remaining circles to those in the tins.


  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Reading Pictures
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Thinking: Observing
  • Thinking: Problem Solving
  • Thinking: Understanding Concepts