Games about dogs! Who doesn't love them! Memory matching games for kids are educational and fun.
Living in Seattle, we have lots of rainy down days. With a couple of dogs in the family, we love activities that involve puppies, it will be a hit!
Since memory games are no brainers, making one about dogs was the best bet for a rainy Seattle afternoon.
The kids love to read to our dogs, which inspired this super fun and easy Pets Memory Matching Game.
Dog Book as Inspiration
Dogs, Dogs! is the perfect book for kids who love dogs and the inspiration for the memory matching game cards.
The book is full of bright and colorful illustrations along with rhyming text, its full of all sorts of doggie things!
Little dogs, lazy dogs, stubborn dogs, shaggy dogs are all parts of the Dogs, Dogs! books.
Because the book is inspired with all kinds of dogs, we thought it would be fun to make the Pets Matching Memory Game with the same kinds of dogs.
To grab your free printable cards, click below.
How to play the Pets Memory Matching Game
The easiest way to begin playing is to print out and cut your cards, there are 6 pages in total.
Once you have the sheets printed. Hint: Only print pages 3-6. Cut out the pictures of the dogs.
I supplied a printed square grid in order to attach the pictures of dogs to the grids so that they are not seen through. I glued mine on a 2.75" square of the grids and they fit great.
Once cut, shuffle the cards and lay them flat down on the table.
Allowing the youngest player to go first. On each turn, the player will turn over 2 cards. If the cards match, the player gets to keep the pair.
The one with the most matched pairs when the cards are all done, is the winner. It's always fun to see who can find the most pairs.
Plus, it's educational to learn fun facts about dogs.