Inside: Teach your preschoolers basic shapes with this fun mouse and cheese shape matching game for kids. These are part of the ultimate printable activities for kids collection.
I hate to admit it, but looks are important to me. And I’m not talking about people.
I’m talking about everything.
The way my house looks.
The birthday party invitation I send out.
Yep, even the learning activities my kids do.
It’s weird I know, but hey, I feel good when something is functional and pretty. I’m not the only who feels this way, right?!
So, when I decided to create a file folder game for my 3-year-old to keep him quiet during church, I wanted it to be educational and cute.
This is what I came up with:
This post contains affiliate links for your convenience which means if you purchase something from my links, I earn a small commission. You can read my full disclosure here.
Mouse & Cheese Shape Matching Game
I think these little mice are adorable! And of course, what goes better with mice, than cheese?
This activity is so low prep that it’s kinda my favorite one so far 😉
Below are some supplies you’ll need.
- White card stock (this paper is my favorite)
- Mouse & Cheese Printable Set
- Laminator (optional)
- Laminating pouches (optional)
- File folder (optional)
- Adhesive velcro (optional)
You can purchase the mouse and cheese printable set directly from the buy button below:
I always like to give a sample so you can see if this is an activity your child will actually enjoy doing (because isn’t planning and purchasing something that doesn’t work the worst?!).
Game play with these little rascals is simple. All you need to do is print out the pages on heavy, white cardstock, then cut all the pieces out.
Next, laminate them if you’ll be reusing them often (this greatly increases durability).
If you only want to play with this shape matching game at home, then you’re done!
If however, you want to take these on the go with you, I recommend turning them into an easy to carry file folder game.
To do that, simply attach adhesive velcro on the backside of each mouse and cheese shape. Then, place the coordinating velcro piece onto the file folder.
I haven’t made the file folder game version yet, but when I do, I plan to use only 4 mice at a time. I’m also going to stagger the mice up and down so they have more space between them and have the spot for the cheese shape to velcro beneath the mouse.
I’m crossing my fingers that this game will keep my little one entertained at least for a few minutes during church next week!
In this sample pack, you can download a free square, rectangle and triangle mouse and cheese matching sets by entering your email in the form below.