Free Printable St. Patrick’s Day Shadow Matching Game

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This free St. Patrick’s Day Shadow Matching printable is a fun problem-solving task for the kiddos! The shadow match activities in this printable can be done at home or on the go. To play, they have to look at the different St. Patrick’s Day-themed pictures and match them up with the correct shadow shape!

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St. Patrick’s Day Shadow Matching

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Parents and caregivers, make your St. Patrick’s Day a little more fun by playing this St. Patrick’s Day shadow-matching game with the kids! It is a great way for you and your little ones to spend time together while learning.

Young minds are always fascinated with shadows. They’re curious and inquisitive, so this project is perfect for encouraging healthy learning habits from an early age on up!

Shadows are fun and easy to make. They dance on the walls, and change shape as they move around a light source.

Before starting this shadow-matching activity, you might want to ask your children if they have noticed shadows before – maybe even their own – and if they understand what they are.

Why not close some curtains so that there is only one small lamp lit up in the room and make some shadows on the wall with your hands or different objects.

Once they have a firm understanding of how simple shadows work it’s time for them to put these skills into practice using the printable activity sheets where they will have to match up the colored objects to the shadow that they make (in this printable they are all related to St. Patrick’s Day!).

Simply draw a line from one to the other.

If they have the scissor skills, they (or you) could then cut each watermelon shape out and lay it on top of the shadow to see if it matches.

This St. Patrick’s Day shadow match printable has three different sets of shadows to match, as well as the solutions should you get stuck.

  • You will find the download links further down this page surrounded by a purple box. Tap the purple download buttons to save the file(s) to your device.
  • Printables are available in two paper sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″). Download the size that is appropriate for your printer.

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Benefits of Shadow Matching Activities

Shadow Matching is a great brain training puzzle for people of all ages.

It is a fun activity and it has some great benefits that can develop and improve:

  • Visual discrimination, which prepares for more advanced skills such as reading and math
  • Concentration
  • Attention to detail
  • Focus and avoiding distractions
  • Shape and size recognition
  • Vocabulary, if you say the name of each item that is matched
  • Problem-solving and attention
  • Short-term memory

Matching and sorting activities help children to improve their coordination skills as well as develop a range of thinking skills.

Matching colors, shapes, numbers or pictures is an excellent way for kids to learn about the world around them while also developing important cognitive skills like counting and following directions.

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St. Patrick's Day Shadow Match Free Printable!

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