* All digital cards and invitiations have moved! Check out the new pingg.com >

DIY Summer Memory Game Craft for Kids

As the summer winds down and back to school blues start to settle in, have the kids brainstorm some of their favorite summer memories and create a personalized Memory game.

This craft project for the kids will give them something fun to do during the final days of summer vacation, but it will also encourage them to revisit the best moments of the past few months in a creative way. Immortalizing those summer moments for this card game will ensure the kids' memories last a lifetime, too.


2 1/2 X 3 inch pieces of white cardstock
ink pad


Step 1: Stamp one side in the center of each piece of white cardstock with a fun summer-themed rubber stamp. Use a permanent black ink if you want the kids to color the image.

Step 2: Now, help the kids decide on some of their favorite summer memories that they want to illustrate on the cards.  The kids will take 2 cards at a time and write the fun summer memory on the back of one of the cards, and the matching illustration on the other.

Step 3: After all of the cards are completed, gather the whole family together to play a game of Summer Memory!

Rules for Playing Memory


Lay all of the cards, face down, in a pattern on the table.

Game Play

The youngest player goes first. Play then proceeds clockwise.

On each turn, a player turns over two cards (one at a time) and keeps them if the picture and words match.  If they make the match, that player also gets to take another turn.

When a player turns over two cards that do not match, those cards are turned face down again and it becomes the next player’s turn.

Find more party planning inspirations for Crafts For Kids

Inspiration to your inbox

Want to receive the latest Celebrations.com ideas?

Get our newsletter »
Meet our Writer
Jennifer Geddes
Celebrations Writer

Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

Read More »
Exotic Cocktail Recipe Video Link to video gallery. Upgrade your spring sips with this cocktail tutorial. »

Inspirations Delivered to Your Inbox

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter and have party tips and ideas sent straight to your inbox! You'll be the first to know about our best recipes, decoration ideas, invitation inspirations and more.