Play an animal texture memory game

Targeted age group: Grades K-5
This activity encourages kids to look closely at animals to observe the beauty of their colors and texture. Simply print and cut out the 36 cards and place them photo-side down (logo side up) on a table. Two or more students take turns flipping over any two cards. If the cards are a match (the close-up matches the animal), then the student keeps the pair. If they’re not a match, the student has to turn them back over and try to remember what they saw and the cards location. The student with the most matching cards at the end of the game wins! To make the game easier for younger children, simply present fewer matching options.
Materials needed:
Animal memory cards (be sure to print double sided)
Animal identification and photo credits (coming soon!)
Catherine Markham


Sample animal matching memory cards