Free, Printable Counting Matching Game with Numbers 0-20

Use this free, printable Counting Matching Game as a tool for reinforcing counting and number recognition with preschool and kindergarten age children.

Snow Globe Counting Memory Game

Counting Matching Game: Numbers 0-20 

Incorporating card games into learning is a great way to help young children master number skills learning. Playing games is an engaging, low stress way for children to learn, especially when they are struggling to master a number learning skill, and memory matching games are a great first game to play with younger children, as they have simple instructions and rules for play.

Plus, playing a game offers a wonderful social element to learning. Children learn through the interaction with peers and interested adults who play with them.

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Easy to download, print and play, this counting memory matching game includes cards representing the numerals 0 through to 20.

As well as the printable game cards, the download file includes an (optional) coloured backing paper. Print onto thick cardstock if you would prefer not to print the backing paper. The download and printing link and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

How to Play the Counting Matching Game

1. Shuffle the prepared cards well and spread them face down across the table.

2. Players take turns to turn over two cards, searching for the matching pair of numeral cards.

3. If the cards selected are a pair, the player keeps the card pair and takes another turn. If they are not the same, the cards are turned back over to rest in the same location on the tabletop, and play moves to the next player.

4. Once all cards have been matched into pairs, the player with the most pairs wins the game.

Game modifications:

Increase or decrease the difficulty of your counting matching game by only including card pairs for specific sets of numbers, say 0-10 or 11-20 – the less cards included, the easier the game will be.

Play with just even or odd numbers to focus the game on identification for specific number sets.

Further suggestions for using this resource:

  • Print and laminate the matching card set for use at activity stations during small group rotations in class.
  • Send home laminated card sets home with children for review. This is a particularly useful strategy for students who may be struggling to master the necessary counting skills.

Number recognition memory game

Download Instructions: Counting Matching Game

Click here to download: Snow Globe Counting Memory Game . Save the PDF to your computer. Open the PDF to print the pages you require. Please carefully read any printing instructions included within the document.

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