Free Printable Christmas Memory Game

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Get ready for some festive fun with our Free Printable Christmas Memory Game!

It’s a simple and fun way to spend quality time together this Christmas, and suitable for the whole family, from young children to grandparents.

Just download and print the PDF file, cut out the cards, and play!

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Free Printable Christmas Memory Game

Our free printable Christmas memory game is just one of The Purple Pumpkin Blog’s many fun holiday activities to get you in the holiday spirit!

The game features 40 pairs of cards brimming with cute Christmas pictures, including Santa Claus, a gingerbread man, reindeer, Christmas tree ornaments, a penguin with a winter hat and scarf, snowflakes, candy canes, cookies, and more!

Our free printable holiday memory game isn’t just for home play. It’s a hit for holiday party games, classroom use, or in a care home.

And, for those quiet moments during all the festive chaos, it can be a peaceful, fun game for young kids to engage with on their own, discovering new things and practicing essential skills.

Christmas Memory Game To Print Out

Where are the Free Printables?

  • You will find the download links at the bottom of this post, surrounded by a purple box.
  • Tap the purple download button to save the file(s) to your device.
  • Printables are available in two paper sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″).
  • Download the size that is appropriate for your printer.

How To Use The Free Printable Christmas Matching Game

The colorful cards are easy to print on your home printer, but you can send them to a print store if you don’t have one.

  • Print as many Christmas matching game printables as you need onto white paper or card stock.
  • We have provided patterned card backs, which you can print out using the duplex function if your printer has that feature.
  • If you can’t print duplex, print out the front and back for each set of cards and glue them together before cutting them out.
  • Alternatively, mount the cards onto colored construction paper to create a nice reverse side to the cards.
  • This is optional – you can leave the back white if you prefer, but remember that if you use thin paper, you may see the images through at the back! In this case, we recommend using white cardstock to print onto.
  • Cut around the whole sheet of cards first, then down the middle of the thicker red lines horizontally and vertically. You may find that a paper cutter will make this job more effortless than a pair of scissors.
  • TIP! Laminate each card after cutting to make them more durable. Leave a slight edge around each card when cutting the laminate sheet so as to not fall apart.
Free Printable Christmas Memory Match

How To Play Christmas Memory (Concentration)

Whether you call this game Concentration, Memory, Matching Pairs, or something else, the premise is pretty much the same.

  • Shuffle the cards – you can use just one set (8 pairs of cards) for younger kids and all sets for older children and adults.
  • Place the cards face down in a grid formation across the table or floor. A grid makes remembering where cards are more straightforward – or you could place them more haphazardly if you prefer!
  • Players take turns to flip over two cards and see if they are a matching pair. If they are, they keep the pair of cards and take another turn.
  • If they don’t match, the cards are flipped back over in the same place, and the next player has their turn.
  • Once all the cards have been matched, the game is over, and the person with the most pairs wins!
Printable Memory Game Christmas Theme

Benefits of Memory Match Games

  • The rules of this fun memory game are simple for even the youngest players (ages 3 and up).
  • The game helps to develop important skills such as concentration and memory skills.
  • The free Christmas matching game helps with visual discrimination, which is the ability to see differences and similarities – such as differences in size and shape.
  • Games help to develop turn-taking and how to be a gracious winner or loser!
  • Depending on the theme, printable memory games can help with color recognition, letters, words, numbers, and shapes and, in turn, improve literacy and numeracy.

Download Christmas Memory Game Cards Printable

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More Matching Game Printables

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The Create the Holidays series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Christmas and the Winter Holidays!

You can check out Create the Holidays (formerly Create Christmas) from 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016201520142013, and 2012  for tons of awesome Holiday ideas and inspiration!

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The free printables are in PDF format and can be opened with the free-to-use Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF Reader). If the download is a Zip File, it can be downloaded with WinZip, WinRar, or other software typically bundled on computers. Printables designed and created by The Purple Pumpkin Blog and its Designers are for PERSONAL USE ONLY and NOT FOR RESALE under any circumstances. Please read our full Terms and Conditions. You are welcome to print these free printables at an online print shop or print shop in-store if you don’t have access to a printer; however, some print shops may not print licensed characters. Colors may vary slightly on printing due to different screen and printer settings. You may share this free printable blog post on social media, including Pinterest, and on your blog/website with a link to this blog post. Please DO NOT share the PDF on social media or your blog/website. If you use any of our printables, it would be awesome to know about it! Post a picture on the social media platform you hang out on, and follow us on FacebookInstagram, or Pinterest. Use the hashtag #TPPBprintables so we can find you!

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