A blank piece of paper with writing utensils beside it.

Flip and Match Activity Design

Grade 1 - Grade 3

Art & Design
Maker Activity
Tanner Big Canoe

Tanner Big Canoe

About the author

Tanner helps out in the Makerspace here in Lindsay as a Digital Skills Teaching Assistant! He is a High School student attending his final year at I.E Weldon Secondary School, and plans on taking Computer Science at University in the fall of 2020. His interests lie in helping students learn technology and exploring new concepts of STEAM. We are proud to have Tanner on our Makerspace team. Tanner is also trying to reconnect with his culture by working for a company that relays great education into northern communities and the Kawarthas.

Materials You’ll Need

  • Blank Paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors 
  • Colour Cardboard Paper (optional)
  • Glue (optional)

Getting Set Up

  1. Gather the items in the materials list and find a flat surface to play. 

Make It

  1. Grab the paper and use the scissors in order to cut it into 16 squares for the cards (you can also  use cardboard paper to make the squares stronger. Simply cut cardboard into squares that are just a little larger than the blank paper, and use the glue to stick the blank paper on top).
  2. Once you have the cards you can begin to design the symbols or objects that will be on one side of the card. Be sure to make two copies of each symbol or object,  as you need to have matching partners. If using vocabulary write the word you’re exploring beneath the picture.  (blank side if using cardboard paper). 
  3. In this activity we’ve used the theme of ‘The Environment.’ 

Vocabulary Ideas

  • Tree
  • Leaf
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Air
  • Sun
  • Grass
  • Puddle
  • Mud 
  • Rock
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Weather
  • Ocean
  • Mountain
  • Snow
  • Animal
  • Lava
  • Fire
  • Flowers


This Memory game can be played by one player or multiplayers and can be changed to fit any topic you’re interested in exploring. For example, you could explore different subjects or hobbies that learners are interested in . Another change that could be made in order to adapt this to an older age group would be to add an x and y plane and teach how coordinates work. 

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