Help your child develop memory by using this interactive game, Memory Shelves.
There are 5 levels of difficulty, you should always start from level 1 to assess the child’s memory skills. If a child does level 1 easily, next do level 2 to increase the level of difficulty, and so on.
The task is, that the child has to remember the details shown in the sample sheet and fill in the empty shelves with the toys and pots by placing the elements in the exact location as on the sample picture.
This is a printable to use with children age 2-5.
How to prepare it?
First, cut out the pots and toys and laminate them if you desire. As well, cut the full shelves pages in half where it is shown. Laminate if want to use multiple times.
Place the sample shelves with images in a pile by the level of difficulty. From level 1 being easiest to level 5 being the hardest.
How to do the activity?
- The child is given an empty shelves image first.
- Then give one of the sample images and show it for 5-10 seconds. Instruct the child to look at the picture and remember the elements and location of all pots and toys.
- Give the child the cut out pots and toys. At start give just the needed ones If you see the child’s ability increases make it more difficult by giving him extra elements so that he recalls from his memory the needed ones only.
- The child has to fill in the empty shelves exactly like on the picture shown for 5-10 seconds.
Get the Memory Shelves Activity Printable