ABC Free Printable Matching Card Game

Alphabet Themed Printable Card Matching Game

Back again with a new version of our matching card game!  We are still loving these card matching games around our house so I have been thinking of new versions to make that I think my preschool aged son can benefit from.  These games are also lot of fun for our family of four to play together which is something we can’t always find with my kids being five years apart in age.  My daughter is nine so she is usually too big for the things he is interested in. Matching games are always a good choice with him because it’s a concept he almost understands.  He definitely gets that he needs to find matches, it’s just the patience of waiting for his next turn that seems to be an acquired skill.  Either way, these games are still a great learning resource.  So the one I am sharing with you today is of course, Christmas themed seeing we are so close to the jolliest holiday of the year! Supplies Needed:  

  • printer (and 8.5×11 inch printer paper) 
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • laminator
  • four 12×12 inch laminating pockets (or more of a smaller size)

cat This game has:

  • Large sized pieces are just right for small hands.  The set makes 24 cards (for 12 sets) and has bright, colorful pictures that encourage; interaction, pattern, color and shape recognition.  Develops fine motor skills, problem solving and helps with memory strengthening.  


  • Print all sixteen provided card pages. Take pages one and two (a front and a back page) place them together so the blank sides are touching. Repeat with the other three sets. You will have four sets total. Put your stack back together and cut out the cards using the white spacing as your guide. Try to keep the pages tightly together so your cards are even in size. Once they are all cut you can dap a little dot of glue (using a glue stick) to hold each card together. Warm up your laminator.  Open up a 12×12 laminating pocket and line your cards up leaving space between each card. You will have enough room to fit nine cards in each laminating pocket. When you have all your cards lined up neatly, run them through your laminator. From there, take your sheet and cut along the clear space in between each card. For best results, cut as evenly as possible.
  • Laminating Pockets FAQ…  The cards fit perfectly even in four 12×12 laminating pockets.  If you do not have that size it is ok, you will just need a few more pockets to fit all the cards.

Game Play:

  • All cards are laid face down on a flat surface. Take turns flipping two cards with each turn. If a pair is found, the player with the pair takes another turn. If not, the cards are turned back over and the next player takes a turn. The player with the most pairs wins the game.

To download the *free* printable matching card game for kids


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