Making a Christmas Sticker Memory Game
December 21, 2016
Children love to be a part of everything! And with this game, they can choose their own stickers and create their own cards to play with! It will be more exciting to play a game they made. It can be tailored for individual or small group play and for Pre-K and up. Not only will kids have fun, but this game will improve their concentration and help develop their memory!
- 10+ per set index cards 3"x5"
- holiday stickers ( some that are 1 inch diameter and some that are mini)
- laminator with sheets (optional)
- 1 permanent marker
- Decide on how many pairs of cards you want in the game. Depending on your child's age, you could start at 4 pairs and work up to 20 or more. For this example, I am going to create enough for 9 pairs with 18 cards. Cut the 18 index cards in half. Select the 1 inch+ stickers you want to use. Make sure that each one has an exact match.
- Begin placing one sticker on each card. Do this for all 18 cards.
- Now it is time to play the game. Flip all cards over face down and take turns finding matches.
- Here are two more examples of how you could make this game. In both of these, children match the sticker pattern.
- And this last example is perfect for children who are just learning Touch Point math. Write a single digit on each card. On one set of numbers (1-6 in my example) substitute the normal touch points for stickers. Then on the other half of the set, place the stickers to the side or below the numbers. Children can match touch point numbers with regular numbers and corresponding stickers. And just like in touch point math, children can learn that some dots/stickers have to be counted twice. In this case, I circled those stickers, like in the number six.
- If you want some color added to the cards, glue the blank side to a different colored or patterned paper and cut them back out. I've found that kids enjoy playing a game that has color, instead of looking a solid white cards. But white on the front is good because you want the stickers and numbers to stand out.
If you used flat stickers, you can laminate the memory cards for durability and cut them back out. If you used foam stickers, I would suggest skipping this step.
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