This is a simple, quick to prepare game which you can play almost anywhere, as long as you have some ‘things’ and a cloth. In the past I have used muzzies in a restaurant. Its also nice to have an invitation to play waiting for when he gets home from nursery or family and literally takes a couple of minutes.

For this one I initially used the contents of our letter B box, you can read more about the alphabet boxes here. However it is a natural extension of treasure basket play and would be more of a sensory experience.

Toddler Memory Game

Initially I placed six items in a low box, I ran through each one with Monkey and we described them together. Then he closed his eyes and I covered the box with the tea towel, removing one item before revealing the remainder. He thinks this game is great and I was really surprised by how quickly he shouted out the items.

We then took it in turns with him testing me…it really made me think!

Toddler Memory Game

Deciding it was easy with six items he started gathering other bits from around the room. At the moment his limit seems to be be ten items, as he struggles to realise what has been removed at this point. I also moved them around in the box so that they were in a different order this also made him think a bit more. Its a great game and you can tie it in with any weekly theme you are running. Also through describing the items it will help with vocabulary development and recognition.

Toddler Memory Game

Mudpie xx

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  1. mudpiefridays

    Hope you had fun and thank you so much for hosting x

  2. Ohhh I havent played this for ages! I will have to play it tomorrow! They used to love this! Thanks for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  3. mudpiefridays

    Aw hope you have fun if you try it x

  4. mudpiefridays

    Hope it went well 🙂 thanks for stopping by x

  5. mudpiefridays

    Great, hope they love it too 🙂

  6. Such a great idea… I will definitely try this one with my little one. 🙂

  7. mamavsteacher

    O, I love this…might give a go this week for our ‘shape’ week for #Imaginationmatters! Great idea as always! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  8. Mummy on a Budget (@mummyonabudget)

    I used to do this game as a Girl Guide! Forgotten how much fun it can be so will have to try it with my LO! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  9. Hmmm I might try this game today, test the boy’s memory! Good idea! Sabrina xx #toddlerapprovedtuesday

  10. Claire Ridewood (@thefrfamily)

    Great idea, this is something my older children could do with the younger ones… I bet they’d all enjoy it!

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  12. Everything Mummy

    ooo I love this such a simple idea as you will already have the things at home must give it a go with my girls thanks for linking up o #kidscorner

  13. mudpiefridays

    Thanks Jenna, and easy to set up win/win in my book 🙂 xx

  14. mudpiefridays

    Thank you 🙂 I was really shocked by how much he enjoys playing it! 🙂

  15. Oh I love this idea – such a simple game but would certainly keep a little one amused.

    I will definitely be using this in the future. Thanks for sharing!


  16. Emma's Mamma

    Wow what a great idea! I’ll definitely have to remember this one for when Emma is a bit older x #KidsCorner

  17. chloelifeunexpected

    This is a brilliant idea. A really fun way to memorise things. 😀 xx

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