These free printable Star Wars Memory Game Cards are great for playing the classic Concentration game (although you may have called it Matching Pairs, or something else entirely!). Featuring lots of Star Wars characters from the movies and series, they are just perfect for Star Wars Day on May the 4th. Just print out the template, cut out the cards and play!
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Star Wars Memory Game Cards
Whether you call this game Concentration, Memory, Matching Pairs, or something else entirely, the premise is pretty much exactly the same!
I remember playing concentration with a regular deck of playing cards when I was a kid, and then again with my son when he was a kiddo, but using fun card with animals and dinosaurs on them.
It doesn’t matter what your age, this simple card game is a lot of fun, even if it might be a bit challenging at times!
I recently shared a set of Earth Day Memory Cards that I enjoyed making, and with Star Wars Day on May the 4th on the horizon, I simply had to make some Star Wars-themed memory cards!
There are 10 printable sheets with 8 pairs of cards on each. There is an additional backing sheet too. Each one is roughly themed, but I did start to lose track a bit as there are just SO many characters!
Old favorites like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewie, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader to new heroes like Rey, Finn, Poe, and BB-8 to characters from other stories like Grogu and Kuill.
- Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back & Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
- Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace, Stars Wars II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith
- Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi, Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker
- The Mandalorian
- Solo: A Star Wars Movie
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
How To Use The Star Wars Memory Game Printable
- Download the free printable file to your device.
- You will find the download links further down this page surrounded by a purple box. Tap the purple download buttons 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.
- Using a printer, simply print as many of the Star Wars matching game printable as you need onto white paper or cardstock.
- I have provided the backside for the cards which you can either print out using the duplex function if your printer has that.
- Or by printing out the front and back for each set of cards and gluing together before cutting out.
- Alternatively, mount the cards onto colored construction paper or cardstock to create a nice reverse-side to the cards. This is optional – you can leave the back white if you prefer.
- Cut the cards out following the guidelines – cut just inside of the black lines.
- TIP! To protect the cards so that they last longer, laminate each card after cutting. Leave a slight edge around each card when cutting the laminate sheet to not fall apart.
How To Play Star Wars Memory (Concentration)
- Shuffle the cards – you can use just one single set (8 pairs of cards) for younger children, through to all of them for older kids and adults.
- Place them face down in a grid formation across the table or floor. A grid makes remembering where cards are easier – or you could place them more haphazardly if you prefer!
- Players take it in turns to flip over two cards and see if they match. If they do, 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!
Benefits of Memory Match Games
- The rules are very simple for even the youngest of children (suitable for ages 3 and up).
- The game helps to develop concentration skills.
- The game helps to develop memory skills.
- Can help with visual discrimination which is the ability to see differences and similarities – such as difference in size and shape.
- Games help to develop turn-taking, and how to be a gracious winner or loser!
- Depending on the theme, the game can help with color recognition, letters, words, numbers, shapes, and in turn improving literacy and numeracy.
Download the Star Wars Memory Game Cards Printable
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