Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Free Printable Monster Match Game

One of my daughter's favorite games lately has been memory/match games. We have a bunch downloaded on our phones for when we're out and need to entertain her, and have a few memory games we play at home. So, instead of buying more, I decided to make one myself!


After I got everything printed and cut, we have played over 6 times today. Normally she is kind of scared of monsters, so I tried to make them look as "friendly" as possible. After telling her that these monsters are nice and are just for fun, now she can't get enough "monsters".

A few things she said during and after playing the game:
{too funny not to share}
"Can we play just one more time??"
"Mama, this game is amazing! I love those monsters."
"Oh, I love a pink one! Pink is a favorite kind of monster."
"Look mama! A match! We probably better find another one."


She gets so excited every time she gets a match. If your little one {or... you} have too much fun playing this Monster Match game like we do, I highly recommend having the cards laminated to have them last longer!


In case you are new to match/memory games, here are some instructions:
  1. Lay out the cards, face-down on a table or floor.
  2. Turn one card over, then turn another card over to try and make a match.
  3. If no match is made, turn both cards over and take another turn. If multiple children are playing, it is the next person's turn.
  4. If a match is made, the player gets to go again.
  5. Repeat until all the matches are found.
You could also play a monster version "Old Maid", or "Go Fish" with this set.


Some things you should know before downloading:
*Artsy-Fartsy Mama printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
*You may not modify, re-sell, redistribute, or claim the design as your own.
*Please do not remove the credits and copyright.
*If you post this on the internet, credit must be given to Artsy-Fartsy Mama and linked back to my blog.

Click here to download the Monster Match game.
On the top left under "File", click the "Download Original" option. A pop-up window should appear.
Make sure the "Save File" option is selected, then click OK to download.

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20 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH! Favorite! I'm so excited to print this out for my son! Thanks!

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  2. This is really cute! Thank you!
    I pinned it to my Busy Bag Board as a great idea for moms who are participating in my Busy Bag Swap. Thanks, Lindsay!

    ♥ Bethany

    www.happyhomemaker.me

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  3. Those quotes from your daughter are precious. I love the monsters! I'd love to use them in my classroom for a fun Halloween activity if you're ok with that.

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  4. What a cute idea!! My little kids {and I} are going to love this!

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  5. ERMAGERSH!!! They are even cuter in real life! I'm dying over here!

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  6. These are adorable! I need to print them for my daughter. I love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Wow, from the top, our daughters look very similar! Too weird! We just did a Monster theme last week. I'll have to save this for the next time around. Very cute!

    Lindsey @ GrowingKidsMinistry.com

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  8. Is there a way to have them printed like photos? They are so cute and my boys will LOVE them!!

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  9. Thank you! I printed these off last week and finally cut them out to play with my daughter today. She really enjoyed it, and we only printed out one page since she's just 2.

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  10. Oh my goodness,
    I remember playing the memory game when I was little. These are super cute! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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  11. LOVE it Lindsay! Printing these out for Luci :)

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  12. This is fabulous! I appreciate you sharing your printable! @ Creative Mama on a Dime

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  13. Awww, so cute! Those little monsters are awesome!

    Thank you so much for partying with us @ Keep Calm & Link Up this week! Have a nice weekend!! xo, Meredith @

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  14. thank you for sharing its so cute cheers!

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  15. Thank you so much for these, they are so adorable!

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  16. Thank you for sharing these! I found them on Pinterest, and my 2.5 year old loves them. And I love an excuse to use a laminator. :-) adding you to my blog reader.

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