If you’re looking for fun and engaging ways to spice up learning in your classroom, consider memory games! Here at Planerium, we love creating educational memory games that teachers love for their ease and versatility. We have many themes and educational topics to choose from, so you’re sure to find exactly what you need in an easy, low-to-no prep format.
For the technology-based classroom, we also offer online matching games, like this Fall-themed memory game. Great for individual practice, these online games include a timer, so kids can race to beat their best time. I like to use online games when a child needs a little break from group work – or perhaps the group needs a break from that child! I also include links to the games on my class newsletter, so parents can use them at home.
What are the actual benefits of memory games, though? There are so many! Memory games are simple to set up, easy to learn, and fun for kids of all ages. Read on for a few of our favorites.
1. Memory Games = Ready-to-Use Activity
We know how precious your time is. That’s why our products are designed to be a one-time job for you. Once you print, cut, and laminate, you will have a stash of ready-to-use, easy-to-store activities on hand. If a student finishes a test early, you can offer them a game to occupy their time.
No more panic as you realize your lesson ended early and you now have time to fill up – just grab the memory games! Your students will be engaged in a meaningful activity, and you can take a moment to sip your coffee or set up the next lesson.
2. Memory Games Reach Students With Diverse Learning Styles
Not only are memory games easy to use, but they also appeal to many different learning styles. Tactile learners will love being able to flip over cards; visual learners will quickly learn new words as they match them to images; auditory learners will benefit from engaging in a cooperative small group game.
You can use the games to teach pattern recognition, colors, vocabulary, shapes, and more. Some of our favorite products here at Planerium include our Summer vocabulary game, our Pumpkin Color game, and our many holiday-themed products like this Passover game and Christmas color matching.
Head over to our website to see the whole library of memory games, then come back and comment below with your favorite!
3. Memory Games Build Better Brains
Memory/matching games have so many advantages in the classroom, especially for preschoolers and young primary school children. Here are just a few of the developmental benefits children gain from playing these games:
- Improved concentration and long-term memory skills
- Pattern recognition and identifying similarities/differences
- Effective vocabulary learning and early literacy skills
- Fast thinking and sharpened focus
With fun, engaging games like these, children won’t even realize they’re learning! These products are some of our favorites to create because we know just how amazing they are for young learners.
We also know how important it is for teachers to have quality learning tools on hand! Take a look at our current products, and let us know what you want to see more of!