This is a tutorial on how to make your own printable memory game board using a free downloadable template. It uses the memory game cards from my earlier post which also works with the cards that come with the Melissa and Doug Flip to Win Memory Game Board.
Players take turns opening two windows and see if it is a match. A child can play by themselves or with someone else.
To make this Memory Game Board, you will need some card stock, cardboard, glue, string and the game board printouts. It allows you to insert cards with a variety of themes including colours, letters, or practice counting numbers.
How to make a Memory Game Board
- Memory Game Board printout (2 pages)
- 2 letter size sheets of thin card stock (a cereal box would do)
- 1 letter size sheet of cardboard
- Utility Knife
- Nail (or something similar to poke a hole into the cardboard)
Step 1: Cut at the dotted line at the top both pages.
Step 2: From Part A, cut out the blue and red markers. Glue the markers to thick corrugated cardboard with the cardboard flute oriented horizontally.
Step 3: Glue Part B to the thin card stock and trim to size. Cut strips of thick cardboard to cover the hashed border on Part B and glue in place.
Step 4: Glue Part C to the second piece of thin cardstock. Cut along the dotted line for each rectangle and fold outward along the solid line.
Step 5: Using the nail, create four holes through the center marks on Part C. Thread the string through the center holes.
Step 6: Thread string through corrugation for each marker. Thread string through the remaining two holes, and tie a knot on both ends.
Step 6: Glue Part C to Part A along the thick cardboard strips from Step 3
All done. Now you have a game board that’s sure to provide hours of fun for your kids. Be sure to check out my other post for printable memory game cards.