Star Wars Memory Matching Game

If you have a young Star Wars fan at home (or school!), this free printable Star Wars Memory Matching Game is sure to be a hit!

Star Wars Printable Memory Game with 7 ways to play

Star Wars can be a super popular area of interest to kids of all ages, making it a great motivation for learning too!  After our printable Star Wars shadow puppets were such a hit I had the idea of also creating a Star Wars memory matching game.

We love playing memory matching games here. But these aren’t just fun for matching – below I’m sharing seven different games that you can play with these Star Wars game cards.

7 Ways to Play With Star Wars Matching Cards

1. Memory Match or Concentration: This set makes a great introduction to playing Memory Match or Concentration for those who haven’t played before.

To play as a one player game: Lay all of the cards out on the table face down. Have your child turn over two cards, if they match they keep the pair and take another turn. If they don’t match, the cards are both turned back over again before they take another turn. They’ll need to keep a sharp eye out to see if they can remember where the matching pairs are hiding.

To play as a two player game: Lay all of the cards out on the table face down. Have your child turn over two cards, if they match they keep the pair and take another turn. If they don’t match, the cards are both turned back over again before their opponent takes a turn. Players continue to take turns to match pairs of cards until all of the pairs have been found. The player with the most pairs is the winner of that round.

2. What’s missing? Place down one set of cards face up and allow your child to study them for one minute. Tell them to close their eyes while you remove one card. Can they work out which card is missing?

3. Play charades: One player selects a card at random (without looking) and uses body actions and gestures (no talking) to describe the Star Wars item on the card to the other players. The other players must watch carefully and call out their guesses. The first person to guess the correct item takes the next turn.

4. Pattern making: Practice this important math skill by printing out multiple copies of the matching cards (you won’t need to print the included backing sheet for this one) and using the Star Wars game cards to make repeated patterns.

Printable Star Wars Memory Game with seven ways to play

5. Alphabetical order: Use one set of the cards and challenge your child to put the Star Wars game cards into alphabetical order according to the item pictured on each card.

6. Story cards: Shuffle a set of cards and place them on a stack face down. The first person playing chooses a card and begins telling a story featuring the character or item on the card selected. At the end of an agreed period of time (it could be two sentences, 30 seconds, one minute – you choose according to the age and development of your children), the next player turns over the next card and continues telling the story, injecting the second character into the story line. Continue play until all of the cards have been used.

7. Tell me challenge: This one is for REAL fans of Star Wars! Choose one card at random and challenge your child to tell you 10 things about the character or item featured on the card in under one minute.

Star Wars Printable Memory Cards with 7 ways to play

Tips for Download & Printing : Star Wars Memory Game Cards

Click here to download: Star Wars Memory Matching Game . Save the PDF to your computer.

Printing Tips

  • Open the PDF to print the pages you require.
  • When printing, select “Fit to printable area” (or similar) to ensure the page fits with your printer type and local paper size.
  • You will need to print the first page, the memory game cards onto one side of the paper and then flip the paper to print the backing sheet (optional).
  • For durability, I suggest printing onto matte photo paper or lightweight cardstock and laminating before use.

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