Enjoy a simple yet super fun holiday activity with kids using this free Christmas memory game.
Great hands-on way to keep kids busy as they practice important thinking skills!
The Story of How Our Christmas Memory Game Came to Be
All of my boys love playing memory games with me. Our favorite kinds of memory games for kids have special themes related to a movie or television show.
Recently, I was playing this Toy Story Memory Game with my three younger boys. They wanted to play a game and I was tired from a long day of homeschooling and shuttling older boys to and from soccer. I pulled out this memory game for easy interactive fun.
As we were cheering each other on as we played the game, I thought it would be awesome to have a Christmas version to enjoy during the holiday season. All of the holiday hustle-and-bustle usually leaves me drained but I still want to share special moments with my boys.
I added Christmas Memory Game to my to-do list. I love creating printables, especially learning fun activities to use with my boys.
When I printed out these memory game cards, my boys couldn’t wait to start playing. They love all things Christmas and don’t care what time of year it is 😉
I’m so glad to have this simple, open-and-go Christmas game to play with my boys. The perfect game for when you don’t have a lot of time or energy but still want to have fun!
Why Memory Games for Kids Are Excellent Activities
Did you know that memory games are fantastic activities for kids? These games might look simple but do a great job of building:
- Attention span
- Visual memory
- Problem-solving skills
I love how my boys talk out their problem-solving. They really have to pay attention to make sure they make the match.
Also, memory games are fabulous ways to practice growth mindset skills for dealing with challenges, patience, and perseverance.
Creative Ideas for Boosting the Fun of This Interactive Christmas Game
Take this Christmas Memory Game to the next level with these cool ways to bolster the fun.
- Play Christmas music in the background. Here’s a list of Top Kids Christmas Party Songs to help you set the holiday mood.
- Have small prizes to award to the winner of each round. You don’t need anything expensive or fancy. Christmas mini-erasers, pencils, stickers, and stamps are fun little prizes that your kids can use for their holiday school work.
- Make it more of a challenge! When a player makes a match, they need to do ______. Some fun ideas are to use hands for antlers and do a reindeer dance. Or act out wrapping a present. Even something simple like clapping your hands three times.
- Use the cards for a different type of game. Hide the cards around the room or your home. Players must find the cards and make a match. Great way to help kids burn off all that holiday energy 😉
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Get Your Free Christmas Memory Game for Kids
Ready to add this Christmas Memory Game to your arsenal of easy and fun holiday activities?
You’ll get 3 pages of these memory game cards for a total of 36 cards (18 pairs).
I encourage you to print the cards on cardstock for durability and to make sure you can’t see cute Christmas images through the other side when playing.
For simple storage, put in a zipper sandwich bag or secure with a paper clip.
To get your free printable set of Christmas Memory Cards for Kids, simply click here or on the image below.
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These printable cards will be sent via email in a PDF download link. You’ll also be added to our email list so expect an email with our password to the Subscriber’s Library of Freebies (+ additional emails to help you make life and learning fun 🙂
How will you enjoy this fun holiday activity with your kids?