Roald Dahl Memory Game (Free Printable)

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You don’t need to wait until Roald Dahl Day (September 13th) to have fun with our free Roald Dahl memory game printable.

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.

This is one of my favorite Roald Dahl Day activities for younger children.

roald dahl memory game printable

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Roald Dahl Matching Game

This free printable Roald Dahl-inspired matching game is super easy to play.  It also makes a great addition to World Book Day!

Supplies needed:

The images are taken from four of our favorite Roald Dahl books:

  • BFG
  • Matilda
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Twits

How to print and download the free Roald Dahl Game

Download the Roald Dahl printable memory games 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.

This free printable Roald Dahl 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 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.

roald dahl printable games

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!

roald dahl memory game printable

Now you will have two sets of either 12 or 48 images (so 24 or 96 total images.)

How to play the memory game?

Shuffle the 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 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.

free roald dahl memory 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.

If it is not a matching pair just turn the cards back over and continue playing.

The winner is the person who creates the most matches. Celebrate the winner with a sticker from the Roald Dahl sticker book.

For even more fun check out these really fun Roald Dahl board games:

Other free Roald Dahl printables:

Learn more about the great Roald Dahl with our unit study. Featuring a research project, a coloring page, plus a poster to display.

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roald dahl unit study

Roald Dahl Unit Study

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 Free Roald Dahl Printable Games

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 21 October 2023 by Clare Brown

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