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.
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.
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.
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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!
- cardstock (normal paper will work, but you might be able to see the images through it)
- paper cutter or scissors
- laminator (optional)
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Earth Day free printables:
- Earth Day scavenger hunt
- Earth Day word search
- Earth Day writing prompts
- Earth Day bookmarks printable
- Earth Day coloring pages
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
Last Updated on 2 October 2023 by homeschoolof1