Color Matching Peg Game - Wooden Solitaire Peg Game with Matching Poms and Beads Classic Game
This is a fun little classic peg solitaire game that doubles as a fine motor and color matching busy bag. You get one wooden base with 15 holes in it. You also get 15 plastic "golf tees" and 15 .5" poms and 15 beads. Kids practice fine motor by placing the tees in the holes. They can also balance the poms and beads on the tees! This activity can be extended into a color matching game by having kids sort and group the colored pegs together, create patterns with the 4 colors and then balance the matching color pom or beads on the pegs.
What they are learning WHILE having fun:
- Hand/Eye coordination - Being able to line up the pegs with the holes and balance the poms on the pegs..
- Color recognition and visual discrimination – Kids need to recognize the differences in the colors to put the colored poms on the matching pegs.
- Fine motor - Practicing using fine motor pincer grasp in order to manipulate the pegs and poms. Builds hand muscles and dexterity which are essential for a proper pencil grasp.
- Concentration. This activity has many extension so it offers a great opportunity to sit and focus on a task before it is completed. Begin with just the pegs, then have them group by color, then add the poms.
- Visual Discrimination - Visually discriminate the pegs and poms in terms of color, shape and location on the pattern (position in space).
Busy bags are little self-contained educational activities that are easy to pack or pull out in an emergency. You can pop them in your diaper bag and pull them out when going out to eat, when there is a delay, or when you need a few uninterrupted minutes. Just pull out the activity and let your kids have fun.
HOW TO PLAY: The goal in Peg solitaire is leave the fewest number of pegs on the board, ideally being left with only 1. Jump pegs one at a time to remove them from the puzzle board. You get to remove one once you jump one tee over another into an empty hole. The peg that was jumped over is then removed. At the start of the game, each hole contains one peg, except one hole which is empty.
Did you know that this game is also awesome to just play with? Picking up the pegs and placing them in the holes is great fine motor and hand eye coordination practice!