My husband is brilliant.
He came up with this memory game hack and I have to share it with you today!Check out this clever Melissa and Doug Memory Game hack! Click To Tweet
When my youngest daughter was born, my Mother-in-Law had purchased a fun this Melissa & Doug Flip to Win Memory Game.
This game is wonderful because a child can play against themselves or play with someone.
The idea is you open two of the wood doors and see if you can make a match. If you make a match, you score a point and leave the doors open. The game is over when all the matches have been made.
My daughter played this game for weeks and had memorized all the cards. It became impossible to beat her.
Enter clever dad.
My husband decided to make some new cards for the game and this is how he did so!
Melissa & Doug Flip to Win Memory Game Hack
- First my husband scanned one of the cards and saved it to our computer.
- Then he replaced the picture boxes with his own scanned pictures.
- He printed the card out on card stock and cut it out.
A new, personalized, card for your Melissa & Doug Flip to Win Memory Game! My husband has made a Yo Gabba Gabba card and a family members card.
We’re planning on making some math cards too. One square would have an equation and one of the squares would have the answer. I also want to make a big letter and little letter matching game for my preschooler.
Have you ever seen this memory game before? Do you customize your favourite games for your children?
I love this idea and so going to have to show my husband this as he is pretty handy, too! Thanks for sharing :) xoxo!!
I’m glad you liked this Janine! Isn’t it great when we have handy guys at our disposal?!
What a genius idea but for some reason I can see your daughter memorizing these too and then it will be impossible to beat her then too. The good news is that you can win while she hasn’t memorized it as yet. :) Here’s to a fantastic week.
Ha! You’re so right Amanda. That’s why we’ll need to make lots and lots of math equation cards for her!
Ahh! This is so much fun. We have epic Memory tournaments up here in all this snow.
I love memory games because I’ve always been great at them.
I will admit that motherhood has scrambled my brain a bit, though.
Memory is so fun with little ones… although I often lose. I’m terrible at memory games.
I JUST bought this memory game for my daughter! Great minds!
It’s such an awesome game Kristen… and now you know how to extend the life of it!
This is such a fun idea!! You can change up the old game as many times as you would like. I love the baby pictures he included. You have a very clever husband indeed!
He made this super awesome (he even had spots for our family pets)!
I LOVED playing something similar with flash cards as a kid… it really does help improve memory! Great post, as always girl. <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com
Memory games are so much fun and it takes such little effort to do/set up. Only problem is my memory is deteriorating.
Ha, that is a genius idea, giving new life to the game. I’ll be honest I probably would have never thought to do this! Great idea, kuddos to Mr. Dad!! :)
My hubby is pretty clever! This game will last for a while now!
I love reusing favorite things to give them new life! What a good idea. I’ve never seen this particular memory game but I like the idea of having doors. One of the hard things about playing memory with little ones is they don’t keep the cards straight while flipping and the lines become a mess and then I really can’t remember where the blue heart or pair of shoes are!
What you mentioned is EXACTLY why I love this memory game so much. I really dislike the cards being moved around on the table so much!
Hi Jennifer, I had never heard of this memory game before, it sounds a little like Who’s Who? (It’s been so long I’m not sure if that names correct!). But you certainly have a clever husband.
Our favourite memory game when the children were young was pick up two and we were actually given a set of medical health cards by a rep, it probably had neigh on 60 cards in it showing pictures of everyday things. It was fun playing with them because it really made me (and the children think). We still have the cards and dug them out last year when my niece and nephew were over.
I could do with playing more memory games now I’m older!
I’m terrible at memory games now Debbie. I should play them more often and exercise my brain!
My youngest doesn’t seem to want to talk. I am trying to incorporate a lot of visuals to help him along. I think this would be an awesome way to teach him some vocabulary! Great Idea!
Games like memory are great for building vocabulary! This is such a fun game and it keeps the kiddos busy… bonus!
I think this is such a great idea! I wanted to see if you could tell me the dimension of those cards? We lost ours but still have the board and want to make sure I print them at the right size.
Hi Lea! I’m delighted you enjoyed this idea. The measurements are 21.9 cm tall (23.1 cm at highest part where the title of the card is) and 18 cm wide. I hope this helps!
Yes it helps tons! Thanks a lot!
Do you have the scanned sheets available to your readers? My baby ripped ours up and I would love to print new ones!
Sorry, no, due to copyright issues, I don’t have scanned sheets available.