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.
Teaching Responsibility to Students in Preschool
teaching children to be responsible adults
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?
What Can Preschoolers Learn With a Preschool Memory Game?
preschool matching game
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:
- Oral Language
- Fine Motor
- Visual Discrimination
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.
How to Make This Responsibility Memory Game
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.
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.
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.
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:
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What If Everybody Did That?Franklin Wants a PetDavid Gets in Trouble (David Books [Shannon])Kevin Henkes: Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse (Hardcover); 1996 EditionHenny Penny (Folk Tale Classics) (Paul Galdone Nursery Classic)The Good Egg (The Bad Seed Book 2)
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.
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.
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.