We have recently been playing a match game with my son.
Usually we will play with about 15 matched pairs of tiles…so a total of 30 tiles. Mix up the 30 tiles and then arrange them FACE DOWN in a 6 by 5 grid. Play starts by having one player turn over 2 tiles. If the picture of the 2 tiles is the same, the player picks up these 2 tiles and turns over 2 more. If the 2 tiles are not the same, the tiles are turned back face down in the same place they were and it is the next player’s turn. The object of the game is to remember where similar tiles are located and to pick up as many pairs as possible. The winner of the game is the one who has the most tiles at the end of the game.
The other night, our four year old son was teaching his two year old sister on how to play the game. it was so cute to watch them play. The boy was helping his sister and she did really good with his help. After they were done, my son counted out how many pairs he had and how many his sister had. Of course he won, but then he asked his sister to give him a high five for a good game played.
Moments like this is priceless. It is interesting to see the habits our kids pick up from us. After I would finish playing the game, I would always tell my son to give me a high five. After watching the kids play, my wife and I joined them for another game.