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Bible Games - "Memory Cards"

Memory Card Directions:

  • The size of the Memory Cards should be about 2x2 inches – give or take.
  • Copy pictures (2 of everything) of the Bible story on “card stock” paper.
    • Shrink the size of the pictures so several pictures can fit on one page.
      • Pictures may need a word written in also – ex. Picture of “Ruth” may need the word Ruth written at the bottom so we can tell its Ruth and not Naomi.
    • Make sure that the same paper is used for all the Memory Cards so the kids can’t tell them apart from the backside.
    • Then cut the pictures into squares – make sure they are all the same size and shape.
    • Can also have words (2 of everything) – example, you could have 2 cards with a picture of “Ruth” and 2 cards with “Ruth” written on them.
  • If you could come up with 40 pairs, that would be good. You could always use nature scenes, words, memory verses, or “God”.
  • Laminate the cards.

Rules for Playing:

  • Mix up the Memory cards and lay them face down in front of you.
  • The person who gets to start the game is the person with the closest birthday to today’s date (Or to Christmas or Easter or whatever you want)
  • Take turns turning over a card, followed by a second card.
  • If they match, that child will tell something they know about the card.
    • Example – Pick matching “Ruth cards” – the child can say, Ruth is Naomi’s daughter-in-law, or Ruth followed Naomi into a strange land or Ruth married Boaz.
    • If they get stuck, they can look it up in the Bible or ask one buddy to help.
    • If they can’t say how the card relates to the story, they have to return the cards to the playing pile – face down.
  • If they do match and they successfully say a fact about the card, that child keeps the cards and play goes to the left. (Can also give out a Starburst as a reward)
  • If they do not match, the cards are turned face down in the same place and the child to the left gets a turn.
  • Turns continue to the left until all cards are “won”.
  • Winner is the one with the most pairs of cards. (You can give out a sticker or another Starburst)

Have Fun!

By Rachel Haugland – for non-profit use only.

Last edited by Luanne Payne

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