I love memory games as a way to work on social skills with little ones. Learning to take turns and follow rules are just a few things your child can learn during a game of Memory. They can also work on fine motor skills (by picking up and putting down pieces) and the cognitive skills of sorting and matching.
To celebrate spring, I have a free printable Spring Memory Game for you today. You can use this with kids as young as 2 and up. With a two-year-old, I would start by having them play with the pieces face up and just make matches that way. Once they’ve mastered that, you could try a traditional game of Memory!
FREE Spring Memory Game
- Spring Memory Game printables
- Laminator/Laminating Film (if desired to make it last longer)
Step 1: Print out the Spring Memory Game on cardstock. There are two pages. You might start with one page if your child is younger or hasn’t played a memory game before.
Step 2: Laminate for added durability.
Step 3: Cut apart the game pieces.
Step 4: Play! You can play with cards up and make matches or play the traditional way by turning the cards face down. Take turns drawing two cards. If you make a match, you get to keep it and go again…or make your own rules!
Have fun playing together!