DIY Memory Match Up Game Using A Mini Calendar


I am always on the lookout for inexpensive ways to bring learning into our home. And if I can make learning fun, all the better! That’s why, when I found these kitten calendars in the dollar bin at Michael’s, I knew just what to do with them: Make a memory game! Playing a game of memory is a fantastic and simple way to teach young children beginning principles in object permanence, vocabulary, and exercises their, well…memory.


I purchased two 5 3/4 x 5 1/4 calendars…Separated the pages of both and paired them up.


I cut 12 x 12 scrapbook paper into 6 x 5 1/2 inches to cover the backs. I mounted each page on to scrap paper (construction paper will do).


Then we played a kitten themed game of memory. The Muffin Tin Kids loved it! And really, who doesn’t love kittens?


  1. GREAT idea! I'm keeping that in mind for a little while down the road.

  2. That is a great idea!! I will have to find some cheap pictures!

  3. Anonymous2:31 PM

    What a perfect idea of something we all have laying around!

  4. There is a similar game that you can build yourself on a web site called MatchTheMemory.com. You upload your pictures and choose fonts and colors, and the site does all of the work to create cards with your personalized text and photos.

    But it's not just for printing your custom memory game -- anyone can also play the game online. There are cute sound effects, and you can add a specific message that pops up with each match. My young daughter loves to play the games and find the photos of her friends and family members.