Today I will show you how to make a really cool Memory game that is great for any age child, but especially good for preschoolers and Kindergarteners who are still working on Alphabet Letters recognition. If you don’t have enough Milk Jug caps, you could also use coins, checkers, cardboard, or whatever else you have lying around the house.
DON’T USE WATER BOTTLE CAPS – USE LARGE MILK CAPS TO ENSURE THE CHILD WON’T BE ABLE TO SWALLOW THEM! EITHER WAY, WATCH THE CHILD TO MAKE SURE THEY DON’T INGEST THE CAPS!
Making a Memory Game from Bottle Caps with Printables and Instructions for Kids
Crafts Materials Needed
– 52 Milk Bottle Caps
– Printer and Paper
Step 1 : Print Out the Bottle Cap Letters
Pick the Letters that you want below (choose from color or black and white, as well as milk jug bottle caps or water bottle caps). Print out the templates twice as you are going to be playing a matching game in which you need 2 of every letter.
Step 2 : Attaching Letters to Bottle Caps
To attach the letters to the milk jug caps, either glue them to the top or simple insert them inside the cap (which depending on the size of the cap, might not even need glue. If you are using coins…simply tape the letters to the coins.
How to Play Alphabet Memory Game
(1) Make sure that all the caps are messed up so that they aren’t in order.
(2) Turn all of the caps over so you cannot see the letters anymore.
(3) Place them in neat rows.
(4) A player turns over 2 caps.
….. If there is a match, they put those caps in their own pile and then gets to take another turn.
….. If there is NOT a match, the player then turns the caps back over ( in the same spot that they found them) . The next player then gets to take a turn.
(5) The game is over when all of the matches are found. The player with the most caps wins the game.