What A Pair…Of Socks!

What A Pair…Of Socks!

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  • Bring Joy
  • Stay Independent

What you need

  1. A large selection of plain or patterned colourful pairs of socks
  2. Dice or dice cards
  3. Bag or box


No one has to worry about odd socks in this game, as it’s all about the pairs! This activity is a little bit like snap, as you attempt to pair up your single socks with your opponents’. It’s guaranteed to encourage friendly competition, cognitive brain function and quite a few giggles.

Since all of the socks are brightly coloured, most people can enjoy it – even if their eyesight is poor.

The Activity

  1. Mix up all the socks in a bag or box
  2. Give each player an equal number of single socks
  3. In turns, encourage each person to throw the dice or pick up a dice card
  4. If they roll or pick an odd number (1, 3 or 5), get them to pick one of the socks in their hand and take the matching one from one of their opponents
  5. They then fold the matching pair and keep it beside them
  6. This continues until all the socks have been paired up
  7. The winner is the person with the most pairs!