Simple Machines Game

Help kids learn and reinforce what they’ve been learning about simple machines with this fun, hands on simple machines memory game. This activity is perfect for Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students.
Simple Machines Game is a free printable science game for Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade students to learn about the six simple machines:Wedge, Wheel & Axel, Screw, Inclined Plane, Lever, and Pulley. Great for hands on science activities, review or summer learning!

Whether you are just are review a simple machines unit, are just starting a study, or are just giving your students a overview – this Simple Machines game is lots of fun for Kindergarten – 5th grade!

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Simple Machines Memory Game

This is a very simple game that will help kids learn and review the six simple machines: wedge, wheel & axel, screws, inclined planes, levers, and pulleys.

A wide range of ages will enjoy this science game from Kindergarten – 5th grade students.
Included in the game are the following 4 cards about each of the six simple machines:
  1. Simple machine word & picture
  2. Definition
  3. Real Word Example #1
  4. Real Word Example #2

Game Set-up:

  • Print all 4 pages in color
  • Laminate all 4 pages for durability (HINT: You will want to print on cardstock or put this page & a piece of construction paper back to back before you laminate to give your playing cards a colored, hard to see-through back)
  • Cut apart the playing cards
Simple Machines Game for Kids K-5th grade

How to Play

To play this game just shuffle cards and place in rows with the printed side face down. Play like memory where a player flips over two cards. If the cards have the same border color they are both information on the same simple machine – that’s a match! If you make a match you go again, if not it’s the next persons turn.

Continue taking turns until all the cards have been matched.

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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.