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April 13, 2024

Homemade Memory Card Game

This is a great game to have with little children and it’s a perfect opportunity for teachers to have a quick and easy craft to do with the children in the classroom. Be sure to see the pictorial step-by-step guide at the bottom of the page.

What You’ll Need
Pictures of your children (two of each of the same picture)
Stack of cards

What You’ll Do

  1. Take two of the same picture of each child and cut them down to size … just a little smaller than the deck of cards you have.
  2. Grab a deck of cards. We are using a deck of cards found lying around the office.
  3. After you have cut all the pictures down to size, apply glue edge to edge on the back of the picture.
  4. Once you have covered the back of the picture with glue, take one card and center the glued picture on the face side of the card and press it down — you will glue them one at a time to the face side of the card (leaving the top visible). Repeat this step until all the pictures are used.
  5. After they are dry, mix them up and set them out in a grid. Have fun matching!

Teachers, you can have each child in the class glue two of the same picture of themselves to the back of two cards. The pictures could have their names on them, too. After they are all dry, stack them together and you have a great way to get the children to recognize and learn each child in the class in a fun new way.

About the Author

Kiera Ashford

Kiera Ashford is the Managing Editor of Cincinnati Family Magazine, and a mother of two.