Valentine’s Day activities for kids are nearly upon us, so we wanted to put together our new Valentine’s Day memory game printable.
There are 12 different super cute images to print out, and you can design the back however you want.
This printable Valentine memory game is perfect for the classroom, homeschool, or just for family game night.
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Valentine’s Day matching game
Printable memory games are great for preschoolers and younger kids, but I have to 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.
This free printable Valentine’s Day-inspired matching game is super easy to play. It also makes a great addition to any kid’s Valentine’s Day parties!
Supplies needed to play the memory game:
- cardstock (copy paper will work, but you might be able to see the images through it)
- paper cutter or scissors
- coloring pens to design the back
- laminator (optional)
How to play Valentine’s memory game?
Download the Valentine’s Day 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 Valentine 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 to make them more fun.
So cut around the border around 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 get creative.
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.
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 the cards in rows I find 6 rows with 4 images each works best.
Playing the memory 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 two cards do not match turn them back over and continue play.
The winner is the person who creates the most matches, there are 12 matches in total. Celebrate their winning with a small treat bag of rainbow nerds.
We also love this I never forget a face memory game with 24 pairs to match.
Other free printable Valentine’s activities
Are you looking for even more games for your Valentine’s Day party?
- Free printable Valentine bingo cards
- Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt clues
- Valentine’s Day scattergories
- Valentine’s Day word scramble
- Printable Valentine’s Day cards to color
Download the free Valentine’s Day memory game printable
Last Updated on 22 August 2023 by homeschoolof1