38. Memory Games

We all played memory games as children. There is a reason games like this get passed down the generations: they help to fine tune focus and attention to detail, as well as honing memory.

Kim’s game

  1. Put several objects on a tray. Start with four or five.
  2. Show the tray to the players and give them a few seconds to memorise its contents.
  3. Cover the tray with a tea towel and secretly remove one object.
  4. Remove the towel. Can the players identify the missing piece?
  5. Repeat, adding one more object to the collection each time for increased difficulty.

Matching pairs

You can buy a matching pairs game, but it’s easy enough to use playing cards or make your own.

  1. Place the cards face-down on the table.
  2. The first player turns two cards. If they match, she keeps them.
  3. If there is no matching pair, turn the cards back over. Try to remember their positions.
  4. Player two then takes a turn, using her memory of what the previous cards were

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