Tuesday, October 14

Cereal box matching game

Make your own Memory matching game with brightly colored cereal boxes. Find boxes with enough solid color surface area to cut out multiple same-size matching pieces. I used 6 boxes and cut out 4 circles from each. Having two matches in each color makes the game move a little faster.
After playing Memory, use your cut-outs for other games. We made letters and stone walking paths for our animals. My daughter invented a kind of reverse matching game, but left the table in a huff when my son wouldn't cooperate. I'm sure your children will enjoy inventing their own practically-impossible-to-follow-the-rules games, as well.

19 comments:

Pollykc said...

very cute :)

letters to elijah said...

well that is just so creative!

moomer said...

More ingenious ideas! Your brain percolates so well on sleep deprivation, I can't imagine what you could come up with if you were well-rested.:)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is super cute. I'll be linking to this in my kid's roundup!

Bridget said...

How did you ever cut such perfect circles? Diecut? Great game!

michelle {sweet mady's paper} said...

my daughter wants a memory game birthday party. those would be great to make for each child!

Maggie Ann said...

That is so clever! What a great idea...=) I love matching games online ...this is even better.

Jennifer said...

Wow- you are one creative mom! Love this idea. :)

Marie @ Make and Takes said...

Love it! So easy!

Mme Zsazsa said...

Great blog!!!

The Clements Crew said...

I am enjoying your blog. I can't wait to make these and send to my Compassion Child, Dylber, in Colombia. I can only send "flat" items and these are great. Plus, we are recycling. Thanks for sharing.

Pattie said...

very cute! My 3 yr. niece could get the hang of this game. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Clever! What did you use to cut your circles? My edges never come out so smooth.

- tango

Megan said...

Anon,
I used a little Martha Stewart brand circle cutter for paper, found online or in craft stores. Yes, it makes much smoother and more accurate circles than cutting by hand!

sewingchick said...

ingenious! what an awesome way to recycle. Kids don't need toys, do they?! All they need is some cut up cereal boxes ;)

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Anonymous said...

I really, really enjoyed this. The humor works brilliantly, and the animation is much better than I had imagined. The way you have “blended” (hehe) it all together makes this look like a solid, whole product, as good as any Pixar short. Probably better. But then again: That’s my opinion.
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