Solar System Match - Space and Planets Matching to Cards - Learning Toy
This Montessori learning activity focuses on matching miniature to scale planets to their matching realistic photo cards. Children lay out the cards and place the miniature planet on the matching picture. This activity is small enough to take with you and can be extended into pretend play with the mini solar system.
Matching Skill - Visual Discrimination:
This activity focuses on more advanced preschool matching. The objects are not an exact copy of the photo so children need to carefully observe details to match correctly. Children problem solve by looking at distinctive attributes that they can see on both the object and the photo. Usually, they will start by color and eliminate pictures that do not share the same color. They can also look at shapes, patterns, and details. They might ask themselves "what planet has stripes?" or "which planet is orange?". Most likely they will notice more than one planet with an attribute and have to look at another attribute. Recognizing these little details helps a child grow their category knowledge and learn new vocabulary!
What is Included:
- 9 miniature planets. (approx .25" - 1") THESE ARE TINY Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
- 9 laminated cards professionally printed on 100# cardstock and laminated with 5 mil lamination. The cards are classroom tough. Cards are 2.6"x 2.5"
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