{guest blog post} {FREE} matching and memory cards

Sometimes I think that I missed my calling and should have become a kindergarten teacher.  I have always had a passion for early childhood education and love anything that is CUTE and INSPIRES learning.  Like the game of memory – it’s always been one of my favorites.  A fun game with cute graphics that teaches little ones to think and learn to use the process of elimination.  I have always thought that my little “characters” would be perfect for a fun game of memory and was so excited to create my own Lauren McKinsey version of the classic game.   It is so simple and easy to create your own set and in no time you will have all that you need to play!

Matching and Memory game designed by

You will need the following supplies:


The printable collection includes two sheets of patterned paper.  Print out five sheets of the striped pattern and then on the reverse sides print the five sheets of the matching cards.  Repeat the same with the polka dot pattern.  You will now have a MATCHING set of cards – 2 of each design.  I cut out each of my cards before laminating them, but you can also laminate the entire sheet of paper, cut and then round the edges.  Although you do not have to laminate the cards, it might be a good idea to help them stand up to little hands.

You will find 30 cards in this collection along with an adorable tag to label the container you keep your cards in.  These are not only perfect for your own household but would make a great birthday gift or fun game for your favorite teacher’s classroom!

Matching and Memory game designed by Lauren McKinsey DIY printable

Pattern on one side and image on the other!  It’s now time to find your matches!

Matching and Memory game designed by Lauren McKinsey DIY printable

So many fun and inviting images perfect for little memories!

Matching and Memory game designed by Lauren McKinsey DIY printable

Don’t forget the cute tag to label your game!

I hope that you enjoy this printable collection as I enjoyed creating it for you!

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2 Responses to {guest blog post} {FREE} matching and memory cards

  1. Torrie August 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    This is so cute. I saw it on Eighteen25 back in March and downloaded it, but just got around to printing it today. I am wondering if there was an E or a R card available that I missed somewhere?

  2. Anne April 7, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    So cute – thank you for your generosity!

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