We got this matching game for Sam a few years ago–possibly pre-Grace, I don’t remember for sure. I found this similar one (same company) on Amazon: Guidecraft Feel and Find Game.
We love ours! Both children will sit and match the pieces to their cards, quietly and thoughtfully, sometimes several times in a row. My children are not the quiet, thoughtful kind! It’s like magic.
This morning Grace and I got up very early (which is why the photo is so low-light), and this is what she wanted to do. We talked about the pieces, naming animals and letters and shapes and things. It was a pretty good way to spend the morning.