This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barbie. The opinions and text are all mine. As a mom of three girls, I am very aware of the messages they are receiving about their gender. I try to be a strong role model for them as I juggle work and family. I try to be an encourager of dreams as I let them know that anything is possible. My five year daughter wants to be a firefighter when she grows up and my seven year old twin daughters want to design rides for theme parks and be vets. I love how they don't feel limited by their gender. Isn't that what we all want for our daughters - for them to feel like they can be anything? I created a Professions Matching Game for Girls that shows just a few of the possibilities that the future holds. Thanks to Barbie for sponsoring this post!
Barbie is starting a new chapter in its 56 year history with the launch of a film called "Imagine the Possibilities." It is funny and heartwarming and paints a picture of the kind of world girls can grow up in. Go check it out and follow five girls with vivid imaginations as they imagine what they can become while playing with Barbie. Barbie encourages open ended play and inspires girls to pursue their limitless potential and discover that with Barbie, anything is possible!
I was so inspired by the video, that I decided to create a matching game for my daughters that shows women dressed for a variety of professions. You can get this free game so your daughter can be inspired to imagine all of the things she can be. Some of the professions included in this matching game are police officer, mechanic, construction worker, firefighter, doctor, nurse and more! This game helps girls learn that you can be anything!
This free matching game may not be copied and sold or reproduced in any way. It cannot be changed or altered by you in any way and then sold as your own. If you are sharing this, you must direct people to my website and not to a link for the PDF. Do not store these on your website, on a file sharing website or on Facebook or Dropbox. These free worksheets are copyright Mess for Less.
You can get the free Girls Professions Matching Game by clicking here.
My daughters saw me creating the matching game, so they were very excited to play with it when it was done. After I printed it out, I mounted it on colored card stock so you could not see the pictures through the other side. You can also just print on the game on white card stock and save yourself a step.
The girls played many rounds of the matching game and as they played they talked about the different professions and what they wanted to do. It was interesting to see how the game opened the door to conversation.