Playing games in the classroom teaches children more than memorizing something off of a series of notetaking ever could! Doctors and teachers see play as a chance to instill critical skills in students. So, whether you’re looking for a bell work activity or some pre-made digital activities for those long days that just don’t seem to end, look no further! Here are 28 matching game templates.
1. Matching List Generator
Here is a fun, online game builder for teachers everywhere. Teachers will love this twist on the classic memory game. Simply plug-in pairs of terms and click create. The generator will create a worksheet for you.
Learn more: Education.com
2. Memory Game Presentations
Sure studying vocabulary terms through memory games is great, but how about just having some fun? These matching game powerpoints, available for free on Slidesgo, are amazing for any classroom presentation.
Learn more: Slidesgo
3. Holiday Themed Match Game Template
Coolest Free Printables offers teachers everywhere a memory game template for every holiday. This is the perfect game for any classroom. We all know how crazy our students can get before the holidays, so check out these if you’re looking for fun games to play before the break.
Learn more: Coolest Free Printables
4. Blank Matching Game Template
This is a great blank-game template. Teachers can design this to fit any subject and difficulty level. Simply download the template to Powerpoint or open it up in Google Slides.
Learn more: Slides Mania
5. Young Kiddos Pair Matching Game Templates
Looking for fun pictures for your little ones to practice their matching skills? This site provides various different game templates for parents and teachers alike. Simply print the game you think they’ll like the most, cut it up, flip them upside down and enjoy playing!
Pro tip: Print it on card stock or laminate it to make it last longer.
Learn more: Stlmotherhood
6. Miroverse Memory
Miroverse is an online game creator. Teachers who consider themselves to be more tech-savvy will love to play around on this site. You must download an app to get the cards to fix, but once you get going, it’s a great tool to create a great memory card game.
Learn more: Miro
7. Mobile Optimized
With Puzzel.org, teachers can assign a class activity pretty much anywhere. This themed memory game can be created online and be mobile device optimized. It’s also packed with some great graphics!
Learn more: Puzzel.org
8. Quizlet Matching
If you’re teaching older students and need an activity for centers that students will actually be engaged in, then Quizlet might be the perfect outlet. Quizlet offers traditional matching games, exciting graphics, and other enticing games to get kids to review new vocabulary words.
Learn more: Quizlet
9. Memory Game in Powerpoint
Want to create your own memory game? This super simple video will give you a fun activity to use in the classroom for years and years to come. Having a go-to template for different sorting games is key to creating a successful classroom environment and positive learning space.
Learn more: Miss Janin
10. Canva Memory Game
This slide game template is super simple to create and even more simple to tailor to your student’s likes. Make a design that fits your classroom’s theme or keeps students engaged with themes like Minecraft or Spongebob.
Learn more: The Edtech Wizard
11. Google Slides Memory Game
Google Slides has really changed the world of teaching both in the classroom and from a distance. Knowing how to create your own memory games on there is really important, and the best part is that it’s super simple! Anyone can easily create this online sorting activity.
Learn more: Stephen Kunst
12. Google Docs Memory Flash Cards
It’s time to take all of the new tech tips that teachers have learned and bring them to life. Creating printable flashcards using Google docs might seem simple, but there are a few tips that can be found to make it even simpler!
Learn more: Office Tutorials
13. Interactive Powerpoint Matching Game
This has been one of my favorite templates thus far. I love learning different ways to make class activities more exciting. Sometimes expanding simple aspects of technology is a great way to get your kiddos engaged. This template can be created on Powerpoint.
Learn more: Learning Pal
Flippity is a great website for teachers to create memory games of all kinds. This Youtube video will teach you how to create your own matching game that your students will love!
Learn more: Rachel Mane
15. Educaplay Memory Games
Educaplay offers various options for teachers everywhere. With a library of tons of already-created games, teachers can source unique options or create their very own! Use a custom image or vocabulary words to generate memory games for PDF print.
Learn more: Educaplay
16. Match the Memory
This site is pretty cool! It lets you create a memory game of your memories to send to loved ones. This site can also be used to create a classic memory game that your students will love.
Learn more: Match the Memory
17. Send it Memory Game
This blank template allows teachers to upload their own images and send the URL to students. There’s a free version of the program, and teachers can also purchase a no-ads matching game for just $0.99!
Learn more: Free Memory Game
18. Memory Game Maker
This one is a bit more complex, but students will enjoy it nonetheless! This is a great template for teachers looking to create memory games using text, pictures, and sound. The games can be created in any language- making them perfect for use all around the world!
Learn more: Puzzel.org
19. Line Matching
Look no further if you’re looking for line-matching activity templates for students. Freepik has tons of options for students of all ages.
Learn more: FreePik
20. Printable Cards
This extremely simple site will have picture squares prepared for students in no time! Memory games don’t have to take hours of prep. The site already has a few printable cards created; teachers just need to decide on a theme.
Learn more: DLTK
21. Giant Matching Game
This is the perfect matching game if you’re looking to take your kiddos outside. Teachers can even make it big enough to use for the entire class. It’s the perfect way to get all of your students involved!
Learn more: Growing Up Chico
Many schools have subscriptions to Whiteboard.io already. If you’re one of those lucky teachers, then head over and create your own memory game. This platform is simple to navigate and provides teachers with directions on how to create their games.
Learn more: Whiteboard.io
23. Code a Matching Game
This is great for any teachers who are into coding, but it’s also great for the kiddos to play around with. Let your students create their very own matching game by coding.
Learn more: James Q. Quick
24. Memory Game Box
This is such a fun way to incorporate memory games into the classroom. This activity isn’t just interactive, it’s also educational! Try using velcro on the circles to change the pictures or vocabulary for each new unit.
Learn more: Craft Be 9
25. Simple Cup Memory Game
This is a super simple game that can be played anywhere. Teachers and parents can play this game with their little ones. In this example, LEGOs were used to get to grips with colors and other matching abilities. Teachers can also use vocabulary terms and printout images.
Learn more: The Educators’ Spin on It
26. Quiet Book Memory Match
This memory match template is perfect for anyone who loves a good sewing project. Your kiddos will love the tactile aspect of this activity. It’s relatively simple to create and can be modified to be as difficult or simple as you choose!
Learn more: Serving Pink Lemonade
27. Sticky Notes Matching
No matter the lesson, print out some pictures, cover them with sticky notes, and challenge students to find the matching pairs! You could even turn this into an activity where teachers read the word or definition, and student teams need to remember where the word is located.
Learn more: Creative Counseling
28. DIY Classroom Memory Board
This is a template that can be used for both educational purposes and for fun! Let your students play during recess or free time and keep score as they play!