In this identification game, children have to find an item that combines the color and characteristic found on the provided grid.
- Large sheet of poster board or paper (at least three feet square) or old bed sheet
- Pen or marker
- On a large sheet of poster board or paper or an old bed sheet, draw a grid pattern of five columns by five rows.
- Across the top of the grid, label each column with an adjective like big, small, hard, soft, round, long, short, and so on.
- Down the side of the grid, label each row with a common color name like red, green, yellow, blue, black, white, and so on.
- Lay the grid on a floor or other flat surface. Have your child stand several feet away from the grid and toss a beanbag on it.
- Your child must then find an object that matches the characteristics of the square into which the beanbag lands.
- For example, if the beanbag lands on a square in the "red" row and the "round" column, he must find something round and red like a ball, balloon, or marble.
- To vary the grid, change the labels to correspond with different objects in your home.
- To include younger children, label the grid to correspond with stuffed animals (white cat, pink bear), toys (red Duplo piece, blue car), clothing (green sock, white T-shirt), and so on.