Pairs of items

Go Fish with Objects

Adapt the classic game to refine tactile discrimination, matching skills and social play!

This activity has been revised and was originally created by Charlotte Cushman and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992).  The second edition is available for purchase.

The game of Go Fish is easily adapted to this activity designed to teach students to identify and match familiar objects. The game format allows for easy social interaction and the opportunity to practice asking questions. Lessons include English Language Arts, Social Skills, and Recreation and Leisure.

Hint: Give students repeated opportunities to identify and match objects. At snack time say, “Jane, I have a cup. Do you have a cup? Here’s my cup and here’s your cup. We both have cups.”



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