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60 Free Printable Matching Games for Kids

60 Free Printable Matching Games for Kids

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:

Color Matching Games for Your Toddler


Matching Colors

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.

Bug Color Matching

Pumpkin Color Matching from Confessions of a Homeschooler

Bird Color Matching

Crayon Color Matching from A to Z Teacher Stuff

Leaf Color Matching

Learning Colors Matching from Printable Preschool Activities

Bottle Top Color Matching

Color Matching Cards from Totally Tots

Color Matching Bugs and Flowers

Colorful Dinosaur Matching


Shape Matching Games for Your Preschooler


Matching Shapes

These free printables are a fun way for older toddlers and preschoolers to identify simple shapes and strengthen their visual discrimination skills.

Pig Shape Matching

Bottle Top Shape Matching

Train Shape Matching

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 for Your Preschooler


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

A Color of His Own Matching

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


Number Matching Games for Preschoolers


Matching Numbers

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.

Leaf Number Matching

Dog and Bone Number Matching from Free Homeschool Deals

Shape and Number Matching from Yellow Mums

Number and Number Word Matching from Homeschool Creations


Letter Matching Games for Your Preschooler


Matching Letters

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.

Car Alphabet Matching

Summer Alphabet Matching

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


Holiday Matching Games for Kids


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.

Christmas Matching

Christmas Light Bulb Matching

Nativity Shape Matching

Ornament Number Matching from Toddler Approved

Christmas Cupcake Memory Matching Game from Creative Kitchen

Printable Christmas Tree and Light Matching from Free Preschool Printables

Easter Matching

Easter Egg Matching

Peeps Themed Alphabet Matching

St. Patrick’s Day Matching

Shamrock Shape Matching

Shamrock Pattern Matching from Memorizing the Moments

Thanksgiving Matching

Fall Leaf Matching from Mama Miss

Thanksgiving Sorting and Matching

Turkey Feather Matching

Picture Thanksgiving Matching

Halloween Matching

Costume Matching

Monster Mash Matching from Artsy Fartsy Mama

Halloween Picture Matching

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


Matching Printables for Kids


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

Match the Rhyme Cards

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! 


Wednesday 16th of March 2016

I´m from Brazil and I do love your material and ideas.have you got something using feelings and emotions


Sunday 20th of March 2016

Unfortunately, I don't have anything like that on my site at this time.

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Monday 11th of January 2016

[…] Variety of printables (Here you will find colors, shapes, numbers and more matching games) […]


Friday 19th of September 2014

We LOVE matching activities!! Thank you for including us in this incredible list:) Pinning to our Montessori & Home school Language Board!

Lauren (Mama's Learning Corner)

Thursday 17th of July 2014

Thank you so much for including several of the matching games from Mama's Learning Corner! They are such a staple in our school days.

This is an excellent round-up! Thanks for compiling it. Pinning. :)

Annette W {This Simple Home}

Wednesday 16th of July 2014

This is such a great round-up!