Earth Day Memory Game Printable (free)

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Are you celebrating Earth Day or wanting to talk to the kids about the planet? If so you are going to love this Earth Day memory game printable.

Earth Day is always held on April 22nd and is celebrated around the world.

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

There are images of Earth, trees, flowers, children wearing Earth Day t-shirts, and more.

Add this to your other Earth Day activities for preschoolers for a fun April.

earth day memory game printable

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Earth Day matching game

This free printable Earth Day-inspired matching game is super easy to play.  It also makes a great addition to any kid’s Earth Day parties!

Printable memory games are great for preschoolers and younger kids, but I must 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.

Supplies needed:

How to set up Earth Day memory game

Download the Earth Day memory 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 Earth Day 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 need to print the page twice, so you can match the images.

earth day memory game printable

We like to decorate the back of the images.

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

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.

earth day matching game printable

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.

free earth day memory game

Now you will have two sets of 12, a total of 24 Earth Day cards.

When you have finished this memory game why not download our free April fools matching game printable?

Have fun with our Earth Day bingo free printable too!

How to play the Earth Day memory game

Shuffle the 24 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.

free earth day matching 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.

If it is not a pair then turn the image back over and carry on playing until all 12 pairs have been found.

The winner is the person who creates the most matches. Celebrate the winner with these save the Earth stickers.

We also love this Life on Earth Memory Game with 24 pairs to match.

memory game printables

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Additional Earth Day free printables

  1. Embark on an interactive learning journey with an Earth Day scavenger hunt, a printable activity designed to encourage exploration and appreciation of the natural world among young learners.
  2. Enhance vocabulary and environmental awareness with an Earth Day word search, a free and engaging printable that combines fun with educational insights about our planet.
  3. Stimulate creativity and reflective thinking in children with Earth Day writing prompts. These printables are crafted to inspire young minds to express their thoughts and ideas about Earth and its conservation.
  4. Mark your place in Earth-themed stories or environmental studies with Earth Day bookmarks printable. These printables offer a creative and practical way for children to stay engaged with their reading, celebrating Earth Day every day.
  5. Provide a colorful and creative outlet with Earth Day coloring pages, free printables that not only entertain but also serve as a medium for educating preschoolers about the importance of caring for our planet.
  6. Older kids will enjoy our free Earth Day scattergories.

Have even more fun this April with this fun Earth Day craft.

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 memory game printable perfect to play on Earth Day

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.)

Last Updated on 27 May 2024 by Clare Brown

2 Comments

    1. Hi Susan

      To get the free memory game just scroll to the bottom of the page (just above the comments) and in the green box you need to add your name and email address and the free pdf will be sent immediately.
      Thanks
      Clare

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