A printable matching game is a great first activity to try with your toddler or preschooler. You can print a card game and match, sort, or play Memory with these cards.
Here’s a collection of 60+ FREE printable matching games and printable memory games for your preschooler or toddler:
Young children can use these color match games to identify colors, sort colors, and develop vocabulary as they discuss the picture cards. Matching is an important skill for your little learner and color recognition is the perfect first game.
Pumpkin Color Matching from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Crayon Color Matching from A to Z Teacher Stuff
Learning Colors Matching from Printable Preschool Activities
Color Matching Cards from Totally Tots
These free printables are a fun way for older toddlers and preschoolers to identify simple shapes and strengthen their visual discrimination skills.
Bear Shape Matching from Early Learning Activities
Paint Brush Shape Matching from Early Learning Activities
Shape and Outline Matching from Toddler Toddler
Apple Shape Matching from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Matching Games Based on Books
Following up one of your favorite books with a matching game is a wonderful way to extend a story and build on a range of concepts.
Corduroy Letter Matching from Free Preschool Printables
Cat in the Hat Matching from Joyfully Weary
Brown Bear Brown Bear Matching from Mama’s Learning Corner
Dr. Seuss Fish Matching from Write Bonnie Rose
Very Hungry Caterpillar Letter Matching from Free Preschool Printables
Very Hungry Caterpillar Matching from Mama’s Learning Corner
Are You My Mother Matching from ObSEUSSed
Find a matching pair of numbers, put the numbers in order, or use them as memory cards. Number recognition, counting, and sequencing are all skills that can be targeted with these printable matching cards.
Dog and Bone Number Matching from Free Homeschool Deals
Shape and Number Matching from Yellow Mums
Number and Number Word Matching from Homeschool Creations
These free games are a great way for older kids to be introduced to letter names, letter sounds, or to play an alphabet memory matching game. It’s a perfect game for Kindergarten age children to strengthen memorization skills.
Veteran Themed Letter Matching from Supply Me
Letter Matching from Artsy Fartsy Mama
Butterfly Letter Matching from Olives Originals
Superhero Alphabet Matching from B-Inspired Mama
Ladybug Letter Matching from Making Montessori Ours
Laundry Room Letter Matching from My Joy Filled Life
Matching Holiday Themes
Holidays are an exciting time! These types of games always help us count down to the big day. Use a holiday themed printable game to strengthen memory skills for kids of all ages.
Ornament Number Matching from Toddler Approved
Christmas Cupcake Memory Matching Game from Creative Kitchen
St. Patrick’s Day Matching
Shamrock Pattern Matching from Memorizing the Moments
Fall Leaf Matching from Mama Miss
Monster Mash Matching from Artsy Fartsy Mama
Rhyming for Halloween Matching from Playdough to Plato
Candy Corn Letter Sound Matching from Freebielicious
Valentine’s Day Matching
Heart Cupcakes Color Matching from Modern Preschool
Hershey Kiss Matching from Creations by Kara
Letter Heart Matching from Our Family Code
Valentine’s Day Animals Matching from Itsy Bitsy Fun
Other Matching Printables
Here are a few more fun game suggestions and printable activities to make learning fun.
Train Matching from Life in the Motherhood
Popsicle Matching from Fluffy Tots
Summer Themed Matching from Basil Berry Designs
Fruit Memory Matching Game from Mockeri
Jungle Animal Matching from Mama’s Learning Corner
Flower Matching from Learn with Play at Home
Seed and Fruit Matching from Science Learning
Princesses Wearing Glasses Matching from Eye Power Kid’s Wear
Rhyming Cards to Match from Teach Mama
Flower Garden Matching Memory Game Cards from The Natural Homeschool
Opposites Memory Game from Childhood 101
Star Wars Memory Game from Casa Pizzi
Earth Day Matching for Toddlers from Simple Fun for Kids
Which of these free printable matching games are you going to start with? We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!