Have you ever played Memory – the game where lay down a lot of images then flip them over two at a time to see if you get a match? This Easter egg memory game works very similarly. However, instead of matching pictures, the goal is to match objects inside of plastic Easter eggs. In our case, I decided to have the kids match colored pom poms.
Note: This and other Easter activities can be found on my Easter activities for kids page.
To play the Easter egg memory game, I gathered the following materials:
- 12 plastic Easter eggs (this makes 6 pairs – you can use more or less depending on your child’s skill level)
- 12 pom poms (2 of each color for a total of 6 colors)
I put one pom pom inside each Easter egg and then closed them up for the kids to play a memory game. XGirl and QBoy took turns selecting two eggs from the tray.
They opened up each egg to look at the color of the pom pom inside.
Of course, many times the pom poms inside their two eggs did not match in color.
When that happened, they were sure to show each other what color they had before closing up their egg to put back on the tray.
And when they did find two eggs with matching pom poms, they cheered and showed them off.
We continued playing until the kids found all the matching pairs.
This game is great for working on cognitive skills like memory, but it also provides practice with turn taking and learning colors. To make the game more challenging, use eggs that are all the same color rather than different colors.
Tip #1: One thing I wish we had done differently was to play on the carpet so the eggs wouldn’t roll around so much. Because the eggs moved so much on the tray, it was difficult for the kids to remember the location of each colored pom pom. . . which makes it difficult to play a memory game.
Tip #2: This works best with completely opaque eggs. A few of our eggs were a bit see-through, and QBoy used this to his advantage while playing. 🙂
More Easter resources
More Easter posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Easter Printables Pack
- Easter sensory bin
- Easter egg sound matching game
- Easter Bingo
- Easter do-a-dot printables
- Easter coloring pages
- Easter I Spy game