Unicorn Matching Game (free printable)
Are you looking for fun, yet free games? If so, you are going to love our free unicorn matching game printable.
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 unicorn-themed images to print out, and you can design the back however you want.
There are unicorns in Easter baskets, unicorns holding umbrellas (check out our umbrella handprint), unicorns gardening (check out our garden scavenger hunt), rainbows, hearts, and so much more.
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How to Make the Unicorn Memory Game
This free printable unicorn-inspired matching game is super easy to play. It also makes a great addition to any party!
Supplies needed to play the unicorn matching game
- 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 the unicorn printable?
Download the unicorn 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 unicorn 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.
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.
If you are using copy paper I recommend using pencils or crayons or the pens will bleed through to the front.
If you want to play this game regularly or you want to play with multiple children now is the time to grab your laminator. It will help keep the cards stronger and more durable, perfect for rainy days.
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.
How to Play the Unicorn Matching Game
Now you will have two sets of 12, a total of 24 unicorns.
Shuffle the 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 the unicorn images do not match just flip them back over and carry on playing.
The winner is the person who creates the most matches.
Celebrate their winning with a super cute unicorn sticker.
For unicorn lover’s we also love this Candy Land Unicorn edition board game.
Can I incorporate memory games into the classroom?
Absolutely, we love to play games in our homeschool, and school is no different.
This unicorn matching game can be used when learning about the alphabet. U is for unicorns, so this is a great activity for the letter U.
What are the educational benefits of playing memory games?
There are many educational benefits of playing memory games including:
- Matching games are great for improving memory skills
- They help improve concentration
- Great for pattern recognition
- Identifying similarities and differences between the images
- Help with fast thinking and improved focus
Download the free memory game printable for unicorn lovers
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.)
Other Free Unicorn Printables
Are you looking for even more unicorn-themed printables? You will love these free printables.
- Easter bookmarks to color in (one is unicorn themed)
- Letter U coloring page (U is for unicorn)
- Easter bingo (with pictures of unicorns)
Last Updated on 4 February 2023 by homeschoolof1