I first spotted this concentration game in a book my mom gave me last week called Preschooler’s Busy Book. It was published way back in 1998 and a lot of things inside are outdated, but there is also a lot you can work with. It’s a really great resource for coming up with new things to do with the little ones.
Preschool Concentration Game – Who’s Missing?
This premise is simple:
- Line up a few toys (I started with three, you can work your way up as they go.)
- Have them take a good look and name each toy they see.
- Then, have them close there eyes and you remove one toy.
- Have them open their eyes and try to remember what used to be in that now empty space.
I love this concept because I am always looking for ways I can sit and play with Brady while secretly working on a skill. Being at work for the majority of my day only leaves a few hours of time to spend with him each night and I like having something simple like this to do with him.
This activity doesn’t take planning, or craftiness or a big mess. Plus, it’s fun!
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.