Free Christmas Memory Game Printable The Kids Will Love

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Have fun this holiday season with our free Christmas memory game printable.

We love playing printable memory games in our home, and as a really young child, my son has managed to beat me!

We still love to play memory games now, mainly because he loves to win! But this is a fun game for the whole family.

There are 12 different Christmas images to print out.

There are images of a Christmas tree, Santa Claus, a gingerbread man, and more Christmas-themed pictures.

If you are looking for other fun activities you are going to love our top 20 Christmas board games.

Free Christmas memory game printable

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Christmas Matching Game Printable

This free printable Christmas-inspired matching game is super easy to play for young children. It also makes a great addition to any kid’s Christmas party!

Supplies needed for the free Christmas matching game :

How to download and print the Christmas memory game?

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

This free printable Christmas game is free to print but is for personal use or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of this post and add your email address to get the pdf file.

You will need to print the page twice to match the images.

2 x Christmas memory game printables

We like to decorate the back of the cards.

So cut the border around the edge so you are left with the 12 images.

green, red and purple squiggles on the back of the Christmas matching cards

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

Top tip: if you are using copy paper use coloring pencils or crayons, as the pens may bleed through to the image on the front.

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.

cutting the memory cards up with a paper cuttter

Now you will have two sets of 12, a total of 24 Christmas matching cards.

What images are included in the fun Christmas memory game?

There are 12 different Christmas theme images that you will need to pair:

  • Christmas tree
  • Father Christmas
  • Christmas gifts
  • Christmas lights
  • Elf
  • Candy cane
  • Christmas decorated mailbox
  • Lump of coal
  • Hot chocolate
  • Reindeer
  • Snowman
  • Gingerbread man

How to play the Christmas memory game?

Shuffle the cards 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 6 rows with 4 images each works best.

Playing the game is simple.

If you are playing in small groups the youngest player goes first.

Take it in turns 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.

playing Christmas memory game

If it is not a matching pair then just return the cards face down, and continue playing.

This is also great for individual play.

The winner is the person who creates the most pairs. Celebrate the winner with these Christmas stickers.

What are the benefits of playing memory games?

Memory games are not only fun for younger kids to play, but they are also educational.

Of course, playing improves memory skills. But it can improve a child’s attention span, their concentration, visual discrimination skills, and focus.

Matching games also help with critical thinking and help children with their attention to detail.

Homeschooling a child with ADHD has helped me understand the importance of focus. So these games are great as a brain break when needed with kids of all ages.

Other free printable Christmas games

Download the free printable Christmas memory game

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

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Last Updated on 3 February 2023 by homeschoolof1

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