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Memory Games for Kids

You'll love our new memory games for kids! It's simple to s--t--r--e--t--c--h those recall skills when you play a few of our fun games.  After you try our activities, use these ideas to create new games of your own. 





Get the Picture?

Try one or both of these variations of easy-to-use memory games for kids. One child can play these with adult supervision, or groups of students can play them in the classroom. Either way, kids are getting some fun practice with memory skills.  Both games are based on this set of twelve pictures.

Printable Images for Both Games

Printable Instruction for Both Games 

Set of 12 pictures, used in our memory games for kids

Variation 1: 

1) Give the player(s)  a copy of the game board. Allow them to study the objects and their placements for 90 seconds.

2) Put the game board away.

Set of 12 pictures used in our memory games for kids

3) Give the player(s) this new game board with several missing objects.

4) In each blank space, instruct the player(s) to either draw the missing object or to write a word to describe it.

5) After several minutes, reveal the original game board so that players can check their work.

Thumbs Up!

Optional scoring:

Award three points for each correctly-placed item. Subtract one point for each incorrect item.

 

Variation 2:

Set of 12 pictures used in our memory games for kids

1) Give the player(s) a copy of the large game board. Allow them to study the objects and their placements for 90 seconds. 

2) Put the game board away.

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

a) How many pictures were on the page?

b) What picture was on the top left corner?

c) What picture was in the bottom right corner?

d) How many animals were on the page?

e) What were the animals?

f) Which of these pictures was not on the page? drum, eggs, rug

g) What item was above the lock?

h) What was next to the pan?

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

Thumbs up!

Optional Scoring:

8 correct answers: Superb

6-7 correct answers: Excellent

4-5 correct answers: Very Good

2-3 correct answers: Keep Working

0 -1 correct answers: Try Again

 

More Memory Games for Kids

The Big Picture - A more difficult kids' memory game, similar to the one above, but with LOTS more pictures. It's great for older kids, and even adults. 

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


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