This activity has been revised and was originally created by Vickie Brennan, Flo Ryu, and Dennis Lolli and published in the Perkins Activity and Resource Guide (1st edition, 1992). The second edition is available for purchase.
For students with some useable vision, the ability to match items such as socks or to group together items such as spoons can be practiced. This hands-on activity helps students develop identification of two like objects or pictures based on color, shape and size according to the following sequence:
- Object to object
- Object to picture
- Picture to picture
When presented with three items (object/picture), the student should be able to point to the two that are similar. When presented with an object and a matching and non-matching photo, the student should place the object on the matching photo. And when presented with three photos and/or pictures (two the same, one different), the student should select the two items that are the same. Lessons include Concept Development and Independent Living.