Memory Game with Disposable Cups for Preschoolers
Memory games like this one require little or no instruction and setup is easy with just a few simple materials. While this game is easy enough for preschoolers, kids of all ages will have fun playing together!
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Do you generally reach for a pack of cards when you want to play a memory game?
Related: Penguin Cards Memory Game
While card games are fun, there are other options for memory games.
In this activity, small disposable cups are recycled for some fun math play with a memory game.
Kids will love preparing this activity as much as they love playing the game.
Memory game with recycled cups
A memory game is a fun way to challenge kids observation and thinking skills.
A memory game is easy to set up with everyday materials.
I used two-ounce plastic cups purchased at the dollar store. You can easily substitute any plastic or paper cups you have on hand.
The size of the cups will determine the size of the small toys or game pieces you choose.
Choose options for game pieces that will fit beneath the cups, such as markers from a board game or small pieces from a construction set.
Turn the cups upside down on a tray with a game piece under each one.
Be sure to include matching pairs when you place the objects under the cups!
Lift one cup, then another, looking for a match.
If a player remembers where the other green one is, he has a match!
The memory game is a go-to option when you need a quick and simple idea for play time.
Do you remember where the yellow piece is?