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Match the Shapes

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The colorful shapes on the black tiles naturally draw people’s attention. They are fun to look at and handle, and provide the basis for a variety of fun and challenging matching activities and games for people with dementia or Alzheimer's.

The tiles come pre-sorted into four bags with a corresponding template in each bag. Start with one bag of pieces and a quarter page template. Successful? Add another bag and the matching template and carry on with new colors and shapes. Too easy? Move to the next level. Too challenging? Move back a level.

  • Cognitive challenge
  • Helps with dexterity
  • Can be used individually or as a game
  • Our most popular product

The instructions detail how to use each set to find the appropriate level of challenge. Even if the person can’t follow the templates, the pieces are great fun to match, stack and sort.

Suitable For:

Almost anyone with dementia or Alzheimer's who has the dexterity to handle the pieces, especially for people who enjoy putting things in order.

Package Includes:
  • 36 tiles sorted into four bags with matching template in each bag
  • Starter template
  • Full instructions

This product is proudly assembled and packaged by the people of The Ark, a community organization dedicated to providing services for persons with special challenges.

Brightly Colored Tiles...

People are drawn to the brightly colored tiles, picking them up, and sorting and stacking them. For some people with dementia, this is enough for an engaging activity. For those with more abilities, it makes it easy to introduce the more advanced concepts.

Learn the Shapes and Colors...

The introductory templates are used to familiarize the person with the shapes and colors. One side of each template shows three of the colors, the other shows three different shapes.

Start with One Template...

Once the person can distinguish between the shapes and colors, use the pieces and template from the first bag to start the puzzle.

Add Another...

Add the pieces and template from the second bag and continue the puzzle. Point out how the colors continue in the same line up and down and the shapes are the same across.

And Finish the Last Two...

Add the third and then the fourth template in the same way to complete the puzzle.

Add Complexity...

For added complexity, any of the templates can be replaced by the black template.

Match the Existing Pattern...

This is more difficult because the person has to match the colors and patterns from the other templates with no hints.

When Done, Put the Pieces Away...

When done, ask the person to sort the templates and pieces back into their bags by matching the picture on the bag label with the pieces and templates. You will be amazed by the look of satisfaction from helping out by putting the puzzle away on their own!

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