Word Games for Kids

Family Match-Up Word Game

Write down descriptive words of each family member and friend.
Write down descriptive words of each family member and friend.
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This family match-up word game will surely test your memory. If you've ever played memory match-up games -- those face-down card games that dare you to find the two zebras for a match -- this game gives a new twist to the age-old challenge.

What You'll Need:

  • Scrap paper
  • Pencil
  • Card stock (cut in 3 x 3-inch pieces)
  • Markers
  • Resealable plastic lunch bag

Step 1: On a piece of scrap paper, make a list of the names of 10 family and friends: Mom, Dad, Sis, Cousin Bob, best friend Karen, etc. Then write down the one or two words that best describe each person. Funny? Computer wizard? Tall? Skier?

Step 2: Those descriptive words will represent the perfect match in this memory card game. Write each name and each word on its own 3 x 3-inch piece of card stock. For each pair, mark a color-coded X so you'll know you've made the right match.

For example, the card with "Dad" and the card that matches him, "Tall," will each have a purple X on them; the set for "Mom" and her match will each have a red X on them, etc.

Step 3: When you are finished making the game, mix up the cards and spread them all out, face down, on a flat surface. Put all the pieces in a resealable plastic bag after you've finished playing your game.

Lost pieces will make it hard to win (or play) the game!

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