Are you looking for a fun and easy Thanksgiving game to play with the kids? This Printable Thanksgiving Memory Card Game is perfect for a fun afternoon or as a Thanksgiving party game. Memory games are great for helping kids learn to observe the difference in the pictures and remember where the cards are. This is great for improving recall skills. As the players take turn flipping over cards, each player tries to make the most matches. Whoever has the most matches in the game wins.
Printable Thanksgiving Memory Card Game
I love when I can find simple games to get into the spirit of the holiday. I recently shared our Printable Jack O Lantern Memory Card Game and Printable Halloween Bingo Cards (Halloween Bingo Game for Kids). It was so much fun to play during October. So for the month of November, I am printing off these Printable Thanksgiving Memory Card Game. It will have the kids laughing out loud when they play this fast pace game.
This turkey filled memory card game is so much fun and I know you won’t be disappointed! This Printable Memory Card Game is simple enough for kids but challenging enough for adults. Because this is a printable game, there is no need to worry about losing a card. If you lose one of these cards, just print it again.
You can download it for free, print it at home and start playing right away.
Thanksgiving Activities for Kids
If you are looking for more Thanksgiving activities for kids, whether to celebrate, start conversations about gratitude and what you are thankful for, or just for fun, you will love these other ideas.
Looking for more Thanksgiving fun that the kids will love? Check these out!
- Turkey sugar Cookies
- Turkey Marshmallow Pops
- Thanksgiving I Spy Printable Worksheets
- Leaf Handprints Towel
- Pumpkin Handprints towel
- Acorn Handprint towel
- Handprint Turkey Towel
Printing Your Turkey Matching Game
The first thing to do is to download the PDF file and save it to your computer. I recommend using a thicker paper rather than traditional copy paper. This gives the cards more stability and helps them to last longer. It also helps to prevent the cards from being see through. Card stock or matte photo paper is the best choice.
These cards are available free of charge and No commercial use.
Tips for Using This Free Thanksgiving Game
This fun Thanksgiving memory game is easy to download and print. I am making this file double sided so that you can include the background on the cards. This makes it harder to see through the cards. I still recommend using a heavy cardstock when printing.
If you don’t want to make these cards double sides, you can print the card pages each on on their own. Then the kids can color on the back of the cards, or glue them to cardboard. You can use cereal boxes for an easy cardboard for the backing.
If you are having trouble accessing the file, you should try a different browser. It should pop right up when you click the link.
How to Play a Matching Game
Printable Thanksgiving Memory Card Game is fun and easy to play. This printable game is just like the store bought version, except you get to print it at home.
After cutting out the cards, give them a good shuffle. Place the cards face down in random order. Then each player takes turns flipping over 2 cards. if it is a match, the player keeps the cards. If it is not a match, the cards get flipped back over. The point is to try to remember where the cards are so that on your turn, you can make a match.
The player with the most matches at the end of the game wins.
Who Will Enjoy Playing Thanksgiving Memory Card Game
I think kids of all ages will love this Thanksgiving Memory Game. It is so fun and even the adults will love it. it is a great way to get into the Thanksgiving spirit.
This is a great game for the whole family to play together. Younger children might need help however. When I am playing with younger kids, I will use less cards. This is a set of 72 cards. For younger kids, you can use 20 cards and slowly move up. Or if you are playing as a family, you can make it into a group activity or play as teams.
What is so fun about this game is that you’ll have fun making up your own rules too!
Can I Laminate These So They Can Be Reused
I love the idea of laminating these Turkey Memory Card Game printable cards. This makes the cards more durable. I like to use cardstock to make them sturdy but when they are laminated, it makes them even more sturdy. You can use a home lamination machine or take them to an office supply store, like Staples, and have them laminate them for you.
What Does Memory Matching Games Teach Kids
Games in general are great for kids. It teaches a lot of different skills. This memory game works on concentration, memory skills, recall and language skills. For younger kids, this is even great for hand eye coordination. This is great for young kids and helps all the way through adulthood.
Since kids love games and they get excited for Thanksgiving, you can use this Thanksgiving Matching Game to keep them excited about playing and learning at the same time.
As you can see, Printable Thanksgiving Memory Card Game is easy to play and fun for all ages. Give it a try!
- Thanksgiving Printable Memory Card Game. Click the link and download the file. Once you have it download, print it out, using the double sided feature on your printer. This is located in the settings on most printers. You can opt to only print the card on paper if you do not want the backing.
- Paper- I recommend cardstock paper. If the paper is too thin, the cards can be seen through the paper even with the background. .
- Printer– You only need a basic printer to print this memory game. You can use a inkjet printer or a laser printer
Other Things You Might Want
- Laminator and laminating paper– This is great being able to make the memory cards last. Laminating machines are low cost and work great. There is also maintaining papers sold separately that work without a machines. Some people also use clear contact paper to laminate the sheets of paper as a DIY method.
- Paper Cutter– Using a paper cutter makes cutting the cards out even easier.
How to Play the Game
Print the memory card game.
Cut out the pages and cards.
Shuffle the cards and place them all face down on the floor or table.
All of the players take turns flipping over 2 cards. If the cards match, the player gets to keep the cards and go again.
Once the cards are all matched, the person with the most matches wins.
How To Print
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