You don’t need to wait until Roald Dahl Day (September 13th) to have fun with our free Roald Dahl memory game printable.
We love playing 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 48 different Roald Dahl themed images to print out, but if you are playing with toddlers or preschoolers I recommend only using 12 different images to start with. The images are taken from four of Roald Dahl books:
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- The Twits
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Roald Dahl Matching Game
- cardstock (normal paper will work, but you might be able to see the images through it)
- paper cutter or scissors
- coloring pens
Download the Roald Dahl memory game below. There are 4 pages included with 12 different images on each page and they will print out in portrait. Make sure to check the printer settings.
You will need to print each page twice, so you can match the images. If you want to only play with 12 images though choose which images you prefer and print only that page twice.
The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the Matilda pages have a few images that need to be colored in before playing. I highly recommend coloring these in before cutting the individual images.
When you have printed either the 2 (for the small game) or the 8 pages (for the bigger game). 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.
If you place 2 together it will be much quicker!
Now you will have two sets of either 12 or 48 images (so 24 or 96 total images.)
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 6 rows with 4 images each works best for the smaller game. Or 8 rows down with 12 images across works best for the full game.
Playing the game is simple. 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.
The winner is the person who creates the most matches.
For even more fun check out these really fun board games:
Download Free Roald Dahl Printable Games
I think you will also enjoy some of our other free Roald Dahl printables:
- Roald Dahl coloring pages
- Roald Dahl bookmarks to color in
- Printable Roald Dahl word search
- Roald Dahl maths worksheets
Last Updated on 16 November 2022 by homeschoolof1