Let’s play a Holiday Memory game! This free Christmas matching game is easy to print and play with your kids. Our printable Christmas memory game is fun and a great way to keep children busy while staying in the holiday spirit! Use the Christmas memory game at home or in the classroom with kids of all ages.

Printable Christmas matching & memory game shown printed and cut out ready for play.  Text: Christmas matching game - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s play a Christmas memory game!

Holiday Matching Game of Memory

This Christmas game is a fun way for families to play together. If you are playing with kids of one age, this is most appropriate as a Christmas game for preschoolers. Toddlers and older kids will enjoy playing the game of memory as well.

Let’s make a fun Christmas game!

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Free Printable Christmas Matching Game

This is a perfect Christmas game for toddlers as well as being a perfect Christmas game for a preschooler.

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Free Printable Christmas Game Download

Printable Christmas Games - printable memory game for preschoolers with Christmas theme - Christmas balls, bells, penguins, hats, presents, candy canes, red swirl candy and Christmas trees
Can you remember where the Christmas match is hiding?

Click the red button below to get your free printable! You can print it off as many times as you need. You will get 1 sheet that has 8 different matches. You should have:

  • 1 set of Christmas ornaments
  • 1 set of Penguins in Christmas hats
  • 1 set of Golden bells with holly
  • 1 set of Christmas hats just like Santa Claus!
  • 1 set of Christmas gifts
  • 1 set of Candy canes
  • 1 set of Peppermints
  • 1 set of Christmas trees

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Setting Up Your Christmas Memory Matching Game

Printable Christmas game with Christmas cards with a penguin in a hat and Christmas tree.
Oh no! I can’t remember where that other penguin is hiding!

1. Cut out the memory game pieces

What we did next was cut out the Christmas matching squares and we could have stopped there and played, but I thought it would be more durable to either mount them on card stock or laminate them. If you decide to mount them on card stock, then wait to cut them as outlined below.

2. Mount the printable pieces on card stock

We decided to mount on card stock squares in a festive color. You can see that in the photo above – it was red/white check paper.

OK, full disclosure, I have a lot of unused scrapbook supplies. Whenever I can reuse them for crafts with kids, I do!

The easiest way to do this is to keep the entire grid in tact and then glue it on the back of the other sheet of paper.  I used bright red/white check scrapbook paper. Once the glue is dry, then I cut the grid into squares.

3. Set up the memory game for play

We then used the Christmas themed squares for a game of memory. Turn all the pieces over so the picture sides are facing down and mix them up.

Then line the upside down pieces in rows.

4. Time to Find Matching Pairs

Let’s play! The goal is matching cards into pairs. If you turn two over and they match, they are yours and you get to go again. If they don’t match, your turn is over. The person with the most matched card pairs wins the Christmas Memory Game

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More Christmas Games to Play with Christmas Memory Game Pieces

We had so much fun with the holiday game that we thought of some different ways to use the fun Christmas Memory Game printable pieces:

  • Not wanting to stop with the game of memory, we printed out an extra set and used them as a card game like Old Maid.
  • We glued one set of the cards into the inside of a file folder and added a stapled plastic bag for the set of the pieces. Now our Christmas file folder game can be an independent matching activity.
  • The fun thing is that these Memory cards are small and fun to play with. If you are sending a holiday card to a child, it might be fun to make up a set {or two} and include them in the card.

Super simple and fun!

Benefits Of Christmas Matching Game for Kids

Playing matching and memory games can improve important skills like your young child’s attention, your child’s concentration, focus, as well as critical thinking, and memory growth. It also helps build confidence in young children and helps them pay attention to detail.

Simple memory games can also improve visual recognition, visual discrimination and help improve short-term as well as long-term memory.

Easy matching games are a great introduction to games for toddlers and perfect for preschool kids who just like to have fun. This is one of our favorite matching activities for preschoolers.

This educational game is a low difficulty level making it great for younger kids as they go through the different Christmas prints. This may be one of the most classic games, but these simple games are sometimes the best.

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Love this Christmas memory match game? We have another perfect game or two you can print! These are great for any free time you have!

We can’t wait to hear how your family plays together this Christmas! Did your kids have fun with the Christmas matching game printable? Who won?

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    1. Hi, Helen! I’m sorry to hear that! I just clicked on the button and it worked for me. I am emailing the printable to you right now. Enjoy!