Gingerbread Cookies Memory Game

Memory is a tricky thing, did you know it should be excercised? Make this fun by using memory games! This gingerbread cookie memory game is just that- fun!
Gingerbread Cookies Memory Game - this is such a fun Christmas math game for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and first grade to exercise their memory while playing this fun to make educational Christmas game for December.

This is a frugal memory game idea since it reuses cardboard. It is easy to make too!

What you need: 
  • Cardboard
  • Gingerbread man cookie cutter
  • White paint 
  • Markers
  • Scissors

make your own memory game

What to do:
Make your own stamping pad by using a thin foam piece/sponge in a container. Add the paint to the sponge. Press the cookie cutter on the sponge and press onto the cardboard(little kids can help with this part). Let it dry and cut out the men. (I made 12 men, 6 pairs. You can do more, for older kids, or less, for younger ones.)
Cookie Cutter Activity for kids

Decorate the gingerbread cookies. Two should look alike. Involve the kids in this process too!

Time to play!
gingerbread activities

Place the gingerbread men upside down, decorated side facing down. Take turns and play like you would play a normal memory game- looking for pairs. If you find a pair, you keep it, the player with the most pairs wins! (This can be played individually too.)
A super adorable and fun game, perfect to exercise those memory skills! And so fun for around Christmas time,mor any time of the year!

Gingerbread Cookies Preschool Memory Game

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Nadia is South African mom to two littlies, a former preschool teacher and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at Teach Me Mommy about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child's first teacher. Follow along on FacebookInstagramPinterest, and Twitter.

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.