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.

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:

  • BFG
  • Matilda
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Twits
Roald Dahl memory game free printable

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Roald Dahl Matching Game

Supplies needed:


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.

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.)

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.

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.

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

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.)

I think you will also enjoy some of our other free Roald Dahl printables:

Last Updated on 16 November 2022 by homeschoolof1

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