Butterfly Matching Game (free printable)

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This butterfly matching game printable is a great game to play when learning about butterflies.

Printable memory games are great for preschoolers and younger kids, but I have to admit I love them too.

They are such a simple game, and the first ever game my son won. Really won, not when I let him!

Kids’ memories are generally better than ours and the excitement they get when they beat you is adorable.

There are 12 different butterfly images to print out, and you can design the back however you want.

free butterfly memory game printable

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Butterfly memory game printable

This free insect memory game printable is super easy to play. 

It is a perfect game to play if you are learning about butterflies or have been to a butterfly farm. If you haven’t already have fun with our free life cycle of a butterfly worksheets.

Supplies needed:

How to set up

Download the butterfly matching game below. There is 1 page included with 12 different images on and it will print out in portrait. Make sure to check the printer settings.

This free printable butterfly pairs game is free to print but is for personal or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.

You will also enjoy our free printable butterfly coloring pages.

You will need to print the page twice, so you can match the images.

butterfly matching game

We like to decorate the back of the images. So cut around the border around the edge so you are just left with the 12 images.

Then just grab your coloring pens (these are the ones we love and use all the time) and have fun.

butterfly memory game

When you have printed the 2 pages you will need to cut out all of the different images. I prefer to use a paper cutter as it’s easier, quicker, and more accurate, but scissors will work too.

butterfly matching game printable

Now you will have two sets of 12.

Shuffle them up and lay them on the table face down in rows to make it easier, or just randomly on the table for older kids.

If you are placing them in rows I find 4 rows with 6 images each works best.

butterfly memory game

Playing the game is simple. Take it, in turn, to turn over only 2 images.

If it is a match you can either remove them from the game and place them in front of you or leave them turned over face up.

The winner is the person who creates the most matches.

We also love this butterfly shaped memory game with 24 pairs to match.

Additional butterfly activities for preschoolers

Have even more fun with these fun preschool butterfly activities:

  1. Engage young minds with our specially crafted preschool butterfly worksheets, designed to blend learning and creativity.
  2. Dive into the intricacies of these beautiful insects with our parts of a butterfly worksheet, perfect for preschoolers.
  3. Enhance the learning experience with a butterfly life cycle coloring page, adding a splash of color to the fascinating stages of a butterfly’s growth.
  4. Have some word fun with our free butterfly word scramble printable with 2 versions.

You are also going to enjoy our favorite butterfly books for kids.

Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet Bundle


Tips for downloading the free files

Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!

Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

Download the free butterfly memory game printable

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Other free memory game printables

You will also enjoy these other free memory games:

memory game printables


Last Updated on 27 May 2024 by Clare Brown

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