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Free printable: a simple and sweet Easter memory game for the kids' baskets

Free Printable: Easter Memory Game

When I rolled out the Easter toy I made for S’s basket, I also mentioned I had a few more projects up my sleeve.  So today I’m sharing a memory game I made for C’s basket.

 

To make these patterned bunnies, I used Photoshop and a few of the awesome (and free!) patterns over at Sprik Space.  If you haven’t been there yet, be sure to stop by and check out the whole series.  There are 13 different patterns in 25 colorways, which is enough for all kinds of cool projects.

To make your own set of this memory game, just print out two copies of my template onto card stock and cut out the eggs.

I’m sure you all played this game as kids but here’s a little recap just in case.  Simply turn all the eggs over so the bunnies aren’t visible.  Each player takes a turn flipping over 2 eggs at a time.  When a player gets 2 bunnies that match, they get to keep those eggs and take another turn.  The game’s over when all the eggs have been claimed and the player with the most eggs wins.

With younger kids you may want to start with a smaller number of cards (around 8 – 12 total vs. all 18).  And for really little kids, leave the eggs right side up and just ask them to find the matching bunnies.

This game is a great way to work on color recognition and turn taking skills.  Plus this Easter version is one more thing you can slip in the kiddos’ baskets instead of candy.  Speaking of which – I’ll be revealing all the contents of S and C’s candy-free Easter baskets soon!

 

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Aimee April 16, 2011 at 2:59 am

Oh my CUTENESS! I love it!! :) I’ll be featuring this on the Sprik Space FB page tonight.

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Angela @ A Mama's Two Cents Worth... April 16, 2011 at 4:33 am

I am putting together a easter matching too…thanks for this one.

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Sophie April 16, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Thank you for this lovely game !

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Love and Lollipops April 16, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Love this…thank you!!

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Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com April 16, 2011 at 8:27 pm

My pleasure guys, hope it brings lots of enjoyment to your little ones. Be sure to stop by on Monday when I reveal my entire “creative play” Easter basket :)

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Ivonne Loving April 18, 2011 at 2:27 am

Hi! Loved this post. I included it in my weekly round-up. Thanks for always having such great material and creative ideas.

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Brittany April 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Cute idea! Thanks for sharing the printable! I’m featuring this on my blog this week. little-inspirations.blogspot.com

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Anonymous April 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Love this! But I can’t get the download to work?

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Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com April 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Hi,

Just checked the link and it’s working for me – let me know if you’re still having trouble!

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carly@LearningParade April 22, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Just saw these on Crafty Crow, so delighted to have found your blog, it is super! Heading on over to Sprik Space now, thanks so much for the link! :)

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Angela March 3, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Hi, I really love this idea. My granddaughter is coming next week and she loves making things like this. I had to request permission to use the template. I hoping you will grant my request.
Thank you,
Angela

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Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com March 3, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Hi Angela,

I’m having trouble figuring out the share setting on google docs so I’m converting all my printables to .pdfs and changing the links. Try the link above again – you should be able to print now!

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Sarah E. White March 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Adorable! Will be adding these to my kiddo’s Easter stuff. Thanks for sharing!

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More Like June March 29, 2012 at 12:49 am

My son loves memory and I can’t wait to put these in his and his cousin’s Easter baskets next weekend! Thanks!

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cheryl April 1, 2014 at 11:19 am

An alternative to using all of your printer ink might be to cut Easter Eggs from old wallpaper or paint chip samples. Just a cheap method I used for my Family and Consumer Science preschool years ago.

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