Memory games of all types have long been a favorite of children. This version has children matching acorns of the same color. Besides enhancing memory skills, color recognition, counting and sorting abilities, it also encourages agility and dexterity in wee hands. And, because they are beautiful, they add to the warmth and charm to any room!
To make your own you will need:
12 wood bean pots - 1 5/8"
12 wood acorns - 1 3/8"
wood stain (optional)
Note: All materials used should be non toxic and child safe.
IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNING: The acorns are small and considered a choke hazard. Although generally it is recommended that small parts should not be given to children under 3 years of age, we highly recommended you do not give small parts to any child that still puts toys in their mouth, no matter how old they are!
Using fine grit sandpaper, sand wood pieces smooth. Wipe off to remove any saw dust.
Using a non toxic, child safe wood stain, stain the inside and outside of the bean pots and the caps of the acorns. I found it easiest to use a hard bristle paint brush to apply the stain...Read more