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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Memory Game

Primary Category: Physical/Sensory Motor Development

Subcategories: Gross Motor Skills, Visual Scanning, Short Term Memory, Cause & Effect

Description of how the game can be used to fit the categories: The game One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is a memory game that can get players moving but also practice a variety of cognitive skills. Gross motor skills can be incorporated into this activity because when the player gets a wave card, they can stand up and shake the game board to move all of the different pieces around in the game board. Visual scanning can be practiced by playing this game when the players must scan under the pieces of the board to see where the different fish are located. Short term memory is required to play this game because the players must try to remember which section of the different colored fish are under so if they get a card where they need to find a specific color, they can locate it easily. Cause and effect is involved in this game because if the player gets a wave card, then they can shake the board and all of the fish will move under the board. This will require the players to have to figure out where the fish have moved to now.