Teaching responsibility is an important part of early childhood education. Kids need lots of hands-on experiences at home and school to understand the importance of being a responsible person. Teaching kids responsibility begins early and takes a lot of forms, from classroom jobs and household chores to role playing and interactive games. This Responsibility for Preschoolers: Free Memory Game is a great companion to my “I Can” Interactive Book about responsibility. It will teach students about responsibility while exposing them to new vocabulary and developing memory skills.

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Teaching Responsibility to Students in Preschool

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IT’S IMPORTANT FOR STUDENTS TO UNDERSTAND RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS AS THEY GROW AND MATURE.

Responsibility is an important social skill. Kids learn how to be responsible with direction from caregivers and parents. We can being to nurture responsibility in healthy ways by giving kids household and school chores.

Assigning jobs to kids makes them feel empowered, proud, and capable. And they also learn the natural consequences of NOT doing a chore, whether they forgot or refused.

As kids play the memory game for preschool, they will learn valuable vocabulary. This matching game for preschool can also be a springboard for good conversations:

  • What is your favorite/least favorite chore?
  • Are some chores hard/easy?
  • How do you feel once your chores are complete?
  • Why is it important to help in the classroom?
This free memory game for learning responsibility is perfect for preschoolers and beginning readers! Clear pictures and easy words mean they can play and learn!

What Can Preschoolers Learn With a Preschool Memory Game?

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MEMORY GAMES FOR KIDS ARE FUN WHILE IMPROVING MEMORY AND GENERAL COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS.

The responsibility memory game for kids is much more than an engaging game! It will also develop other important skills:

  • Vocabulary
  • Oral Language
  • Fine Motor
  • Focus/Attention
  • Resilience
  • Visual Discrimination
This free memory game for learning responsibility is perfect for preschoolers and beginning readers! Clear pictures and easy words mean they can play and learn!

Why Is It Important For Kids To Learn About Responsibility?

Overall, parents want their kids to be good people. Learning how to be a productive, responsible member of a family transfers into later childhood and adulthood when we want them to be contributing members of society.

Background Knowledge

When children understand how and why it’s important to contribute to tasks around the house, they will understand that same importance in a classroom, sport, or other social group later on.

Pride

Although kids might grumble from time to time about doing assigned chores, ultimately they gain a sense of pride and self-satisfaction at performing a job without help from an older sibling or adult, whether they are sharpening pencils at school or making their bed at home..

Accountability

When children are held accountable for things at home, it helps them learn the importance of accountability and the potential consequences of letting someone down by not doing what you were supposed to do.

Natural Consequences

Teaching responsibility can be a lesson in natural consequences and solving problems. If you don’t brush your teeth as well as you should, maybe you have cavities at your next dental appointment. Forgot to feed the fish? Maybe he becomes sick or worse.

Tools you’ll need

Fellowes laminator
Nuova laminating pouches set of 200 3 mil sheets
12 inch paper trimmer

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How to Make This Responsibility Memory Game

To Prep:

Print two copies of pages 3-5 on card stock or the white side of scrapbook paper. Laminate for durability. Cut the cards and you’re ready to play.

This free memory game for learning responsibility is perfect for preschoolers and beginning readers! Clear pictures and easy words mean they can play and learn!

To Play:

With the cards face-down in a rectangle, the first player will turn over two cards. If they match, the child keeps the cards and tries for another match. If they don’t match, it is the next players turn. Play is finished when all the matches have been found. Winner has the most matches.

This free memory game for learning responsibility is perfect for preschoolers and beginning readers! Clear pictures and easy words mean they can play and learn!

Adaptations:

There are lots of ways to modify the game for every level! Use the cards face-up to find matches, or limit the amount of cards by using 3-4 pairs to start and increasing the number of pairs as skills improve.

This free memory game for learning responsibility is perfect for preschoolers and beginning readers! Clear pictures and easy words mean they can play and learn!

Our Favorite Responsibility Theme Books:

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Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:

Social Stories

Social stories for kids are a wonderful way to role-play a variety of situations. There are tons of free social stories resources available to parents and teachers.

Sensory Bin

Adding sensory experience to any preschool activity is a great idea! Hide one set of responsibility cards in the bin and ask kids to find, then match.

Oral Language

Instead of playing the preschool memory game, just use the cards as a conversation starter. Kids pull a card, tell what the chore is and then tell if they like it, ever did it, etc.

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