Making the Bed – A Game

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    < 1 hour

  • Mess Level
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    A Little Messy

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    Materials or Fees

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Question and Wonder:

  • How many toys fit in my bed? Could I fit more small toys or more large toys?
  • What shapes will my toys make under the blanket? What are some parts of a toy do you think will make it easy to recognize? Why?
  • Will covering the toy change its shape?

Look at your toys and imagine what they would look like under the covers of your bed. Make a memory game using your bed and some of your toys.

Imagine and Design:

  • Which toys will you pick for this game?
  • How will you space them?
  • Will it be easier to tell what they are if they are closer together or farther apart? Why?
  • Why is is a good idea to only use some of your toys?
  • What will be the hardest to remember? Why?

Pick 5-6 toys and put them on your bed. Look closely and try to memorize the arrangement. Now make your bed with the toys in it. When you are getting ready to go to bed, play the memory game. Do you remember what toys are in the bed?

Test and Discuss:

  • At the end of the day, before pulling back the covers, how many of the toys did you remember? What were some clues to help you remember which toys you hid that morning?
  • Did you remember or did you guess based on the shapes under the covers?
  • Were you right about which would be the hardest to remember?

The next day try the game with different toys or have someone else choose the toys. Remember to memorize the toys before you make the bed.

Did You Know?

On Shutterfly, you and your family can create a memory game using your favorite pictures!

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