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Kids Memory Games

Our kids memory games are a great way to build recall skills in your child or students. Our games are easy-to-use and fun to play. Try the ones here, then use our ideas to create more fun memory games of your own!

The Big Picture

The Big Picture, Kids' Memory Game Board

Try one or both of these variations of fun kids memory games. One child can play these with adult supervision, or groups of students can play them in the classroom.

Either way, kids are getting some great practice with memory skills. (Adults may want to try this challenging game, too!)

Printable Game Boards for Both Variations

Printable Instructions for Both Variations 

Variation 1:

Before the game begins:

The Big Picture, Kids' Memory Game cards

1) Print one copy of the game board for everyone to study at the beginning of the game.

2) Print one more game board for each player. Cut the squares apart. Put each set of squares in a separate envelope.

To Play:

1) Show the player(s)  a copy of the game board. Allow them to study the objects and their placements for two minutes.

2) Put the game board away.

3) Hand each player a set of pictures, as described above.

4) Ask players to arrange the pictures to match the original game board.

5) When finished, reveal the original game board so that players can check their work.

Variation 2:

The Big Picture, Kids' Memory Game Board

1) Give the player(s)  a copy of the game board. Allow them to study the objects and their placements for two minutes.

2) Put the game board away. 

3) Ask the player(s) these questions. Players may answer orally or in writing.

a) Name three toys in the picture.

b) Which of these items was not in the picture?  vase, kite, frog

c) Name three animals in the picture.

d) Besides the animals, what other living things were in the picture?

e) How many objects were there altogether?

f) What 2 items could you put on your feet?

g) What 2 items could you eat or drink?

h) What would item would an animal put in its mouth?

i) What musical instrument did you see?

j) What two items use electricity?

4) When finished, reveal the original game board so that players can check their work.

Thumbs up!

Optional Scoring:

9-10 correct answers: Superb

7-8  correct answers: Excellent

5-6  correct answers: Very Good

3-4 correct answers: Keep Working

0 -2 correct answers: Try Again 

More Kids Memory Games

Memory Games for Kids gameboard

Get the Picture? - A similar, but simpler game like the one above. It's great for younger kids and also comes with two ways to play. 

Memory Matches - Use a familiar format to practice beginning sounds and letters, from my other website. Free printable game cards included!

More Kids Games & Puzzles

In addition to kids memory games, we also have lots of kids' crosswords, word searches, reading games, spelling games, word scrambles, and Bible activities. here are just a few samples:

Rabbit dreaming of a big carrot, from our Fun Reading Games

Rabbit Reading Race: One of our most popular reading games! Players read and complete sentences with high-frequency words as they race to the finish line. Lots of fun! For grades 1-2.

Joke Qs and As: Reading comprehension games featuring jokes. Kids love humor and will want to play these games over and over! Grades 2-5

Half of a fresh, juicy hamburger

Calendar Crossword Do you know all the words (and correct spellings) for these terms from the calendar? 

Let's Eat! Can you can figure out the clues to some of these common foods and complete this crossword? 

NEW!  Fun and Games Word Search  Try to find 20 names of games, toys and kid-friendly activities in this brand-new word search game. It's great for home or school!

Color the Bible Verse Game - Here's a simple, fun new game in which kids compete to color Bible verses, letter by letter. 

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