Ocean Creatures Memory Game

E loves playing memory games. To go with her preschool summer camp theme of “Under the Sea”, where they learned about lots of fun sea creatures, I made her this Ocean Creatures Memory Game.

It’s great for learning about ocean life, taking turns, matching, concentration skills, and more!

Pinnable image for ocean creatures memory game showing different matching cards on a wooden desktop. At the top, it says "Memory Game" in black on a light blue background and "Ocean Creatures" in different shades of blue underneath. At the bottom is an orange rectangle with the word "PDF" in white on top.

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Materials for Ocean Creatures Memory Game

Ten cards from the ocean life memory game scattered on a brown wooden tabletop: 2 manta rays, 2 shrimp, 2 crabs, 2 swordfish, and 2 sea urchins.

What’s in the printable pdf file?

This is a one-page printable. Print the page twice to play different types of memory or matching games. Laminate them for better durability (optional). This gives you 20 pairs of images to work with.

Images used are of the following marine animals:

  • whale,
  • octopus,
  • manatee,
  • sea urchin,
  • seahorse,
  • lobster,
  • coral,
  • jellyfish,
  • shark,
  • dolphin,
  • sand dollar,
  • ray,
  • starfish,
  • blue fish,
  • shrimp,
  • blowfish,
  • hermit crab,
  • crab,
  • narwhal,
  • and sea turtle.

How to Play a Memory or Matching Game

The basic way of playing a memory game is to shuffle the cards and lay them out face down. Players take turns turning over two cards at a time. If the cards match, the player gets to keep the pair.

Memory cards showing 2 yellow blowfish, two green tortoises, 2 beige sand dollars, 2 blue sea urchins, 2 light blue dolphins, and 2 yellow starfish on top of a brown wooden desktop.

Of course, you can always start out limiting the number of cards and add more over time depending on younger children’s skill level(s).

Beginners, preschoolers, and even toddlers could start with six or fewer pairs like in my Matching Games for Toddlers. The toddler versions feature larger cards that are a perfect size for younger kids.

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