Image Snap - Pairs Game

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About the activity & how to play it

Image Snap supports cognitive stimulation therapy, while being a whole load of fun. The 36 cards with bright, bold and easily recognisable illustrations span four themes – animals, food, tools and transport. It is different than a traditional snap game, it’s about matching the themes and making new links in your brain.

The cards can be played in three ways but this game of Pairs is suited to those at Exploratory and Planned level. The game can be played with 2-4 people at a time.


You'll need

  1. Image Snap

The Activity

  1. Set up the game in a quiet room or space at a small table with a clear background
  2. Explain the rules of the game and begin!
  3. Support each person to play independently, offering prompts as and when needed
  4. Place all the cards on the table face down
  5. Tell everyone that the aim of the game is to pick two cards and find a match of images from the same theme
  6. Each person takes it in turns to turn over two cards
  7. If they get a matching pair, they win that set and need to put them to one side
  8. Each player takes a turn until all the cards have been matched up
  9. The winner is the person with the most pairs

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