They are a set of 12 matching pairs. Each square measures 10cm x 10 cm (approx. 4″x4″). Wouldn’t they be the perfect way to use up all those scrap pieces of fabric we have around the place?
To start with, Sarah really liked simply playing with the squares, looking at them all, moving them from one pile to another. Then, like with the wooden eggs, I introduced matching, by giving her one pair to match, then two pairs, three.. and finally all twelve pairs.
At this stage I still need to lay out one set on the carpet for her and Sarah will match the others from a pile next to her. In time though she will be able to do this herself.
I also really like that each square has the same backing fabric so the game can be extended to a memory game for Jack (3.75yrs). We started with two pairs and now play with three. It’s incredible for Jack’s concentration and he really enjoys the challenge of finding a matching pair.
I imagine these little squares would be crazy simple to make, just cut and stitch. And how beautiful are they in their little carry bag? We love them.