Farm Animal Memory Matching Game

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Make learning fun with this free farm animal memory matching game. The game comes with 24 different farm animal images and 12 different farm animal words so you can create the perfect game for your needs.

With a total of 36 unique card pairs and 72 total game cards, you can design a game that meets your specific needs. You can choose to play with as few or as many card pairs as you’d like. This allows you to create a game for the age and attention span of the players and for the amount of time you have available to play the game.

top image - 3 cows looking at camera, bottom image - 3 brightly colored farm animal game sheets with title text reading Farm Animal Memory Matching Game 36 different free game cards

You can use the game to add fun to learning activities:

  • Pair with books about farm animals.
  • Play the game while listening to farm-themed music.
  • Play the farm animal memory matching game to reinforce word recognition.
  • Play the game before or after a field trip to a farm.

Farm Animal Memory Matching Game

This free farm animal matching game printable contains 2 sheets of 24 unique farm animal game cards and 1 page of 12 farm animal word cards.

Farm Animals Included in the Game Cards

  • Images
    • Cow
    • Pig
    • Ducks
    • Horse
    • Sheep
    • Goat
    • Rooster
    • Chicken
    • Cat
    • Goose
    • Rabbit
    • Donkey
    • Dog
    • Mule
    • Lamb
    • Blue Bird
  • Words
    • Pig
    • Cow
    • Goose
    • Chicken
    • Mule
    • Horse
    • Dog
    • Sheep
    • Pony
    • Llama
    • Cat
    • Dove
close up of 3 brightly colored farm animal game printables

How to Play the Memory Match Game

There are three different pages of cards, for a total of 24 different images, 12 different words and 36 cards. There are two copies of each page for a total of 6 pages and 72 total cards.

You can choose to play the farm animal memory matching game any way you want. You can easily adapt the game for different ages and attention spans.

  • Play the game with one page of image cards for a total of 12 different images and 24 game cards. Or play with the one page of word cards with 12 different words and a total of 24 cards.
  • Play with two different pages of image game cards for a total of 24 unique images and a total of 48 game cards.
  • You can play with all three pages which will give you 36 different pairs of cards with a total of 72 cards.
  • Make sure to print 2 copies of each page of cards that you choose.

Once you print out the pages of cards, cut the game cards out separately.

Shuffle the farm animal matching game cards and lay them out in a grid pattern, with the images face down.

  • One unique page of game cards (two total sheets) should be laid out in a grid of 6 by 4.
  • Two unique pages of game cards (four total sheets) should be laid out in a grid of 8 by 6.
  • Three unique pages of game cards (six total sheets) should be laid out in a grid of 9 by 8.
several chickens in a fenced field

The goal of the game is to turn over two cards with matching images or words.

  • The youngest player goes first and turns two cards over face up.
  • The goal is to match the images/words on both cards.
  • If the cards match, the player removes the cards and places them next to them. The player then takes another turn attempting to match two cards.
  • If the cards don’t match, the player turns the cards back over so the images are down and keep the cards in the same location. Then the next player turns over two cards attempting to match cards.
  • The players continue taking turns until all the cards are matched.
  • Players should pay attention to each card that is turned over and remember the location so that they can create matching pairs from memory.
  • The player with the most matched pairs wins.
2 cows looking at camera in a field with additional cows in the background

Print Your Free Farm Animal Memory Game

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  • Choose whether you want to print or download the pdf.
  • If you choose to download the document, you can print it later from your computer.
  • I recommend you print the game cards on card stock paper. This is heavier paper that will hold up better to repeated game play.
  • If you plan on playing the game many times, you may want to consider laminating the cards so they will last longer.

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