Memory in Uneven Terrain


This game challenges the children’s working memory, as they have to remember which card to find in the terrain. In the difficult variant, the children put together information, as the cards do not match, but still belong together. Playing the game in uneven terrain challenges the children’s motor skills.


  1. The adult hangs up/places different cards in the terrain.
  2. The children are then given one card, which they must remember.
  3. The children then walk/run around in the terrain searching for the matching card (or fits with the other card).
  4. When the child finds the right card, he/she takes the card back to the adult and is given another one.


  • In the beginning it is preferable to play in pairs to help each other.
  • The cards can easily be taken on excursions, they take up little space in a rucksack and provide a lot of engagement!


  • To make the game more difficult, you can make cards that are not the same, but belong together, e.g. hen-egg, cow-milk. Letters, numbers, etc., can also be used.
  • You can vary the terrain in which the activity is held. Uneven terrain challenges children’s motor skills and slopes increase the intensity level.


A stack of cards with matching pairs
A more difficult variant: pairs that belong together

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0 - 2 years
3 - 5 years


Large space
Small space

Motor skills

Learning areas

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