This matching game is a great way to introduce your child to some of the national symbols of India. We used it as part of our India crafts and activities and my son loved learning about the different cards!
Matching games are a great learning tool for young children as it builds fine motor and visual memory skills. And this set has the added benefit of teaching cultural awareness as well!
Included with the game is a fact sheet explaining the significance of the symbols included on the cards.
- The India Matching Game printable (download below)
- Cardstock paper
- Laminator (optional)
How to play the matching game:
Print out the matching game on cardstock and cut out all of the cards. Laminate them if you want them to last longer.
Print out the Matching Game fact sheet and use it as a reference to talk to your child about some of the national symbols of India.
Turn all of the cards over and take turns turning two over at a time. If your match is correct, keep the cards. If not, turn them back over. It’s now the next person’s turn. Continue until all the cards have been matched.
For a more difficult version: combine this set with one of our other country matching game sets.
Or, you can use the cards as a guessing game. Have one person hold up a card facing away from them. The other person then gives clues to help them guess what card they are holding (eg. “it’s something you eat”, or “it’s a famous building”, etc.).
For an easier version: if you have a younger child, have them start by making matches with all of the cards facing up.
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