Pirate Memory Game (free printable)
Ahoy me hearties! Have fun year-round, or on Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th) with our free printable pirate memory game.
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 images to print out, which is perfect for older toddlers and preschoolers.
There are images of pirates, pirate ships, parrots, skulls and crossbones, and more.
The kids are also going to enjoy our free pirate coloring pages.
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Pirate Matching Game
This free printable pirate matching game is super easy to play. It also makes a great addition to any kid’s pirate-themed 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 print and download the free pirate game?
Download the pirate memory game printable below. There is one page included with 12 different images and it will print out in portrait. Make sure to check the printer settings.
This free printable pirate 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 around the border at the edge so you are just 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 images (so 24 pirate cards.)
How to play the pirate memory game?
Shuffle the pirate cards 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 for the 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.
If you do not find a matching pair then simply turn the cards back over and continue playing.
The winner is the person who creates the most matches. Celebrate the winner with a pirate sticker.
If you are looking for more pirate fun, check out our favorite pirate books for kids. These are great for independent reading or read alouds.
Other pirate games
These are our favorite pirate-themed games that the kids will love:
- Free pirate bingo
- Bermuda Pirates is a magnetic board game for kids aged 6+
- Pop Up Pirate
- Don’t rock the boat
- Learning Resources pirate treasure
Download the free talk like a pirate printable 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 31 January 2023 by homeschoolof1