Butterfly Memory Game using Lids

In keeping with our reuse and recycle theme for this month, I made this butterfly memory game by reusing lids for this month’s Kids Activity Hop with the theme Bugs & Butterflies!memory game
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For this activity I have used 10 lids from jars(since I needed big-ish lids)and these type if foam stickers:

lids & stickers   

I simply stuck two of each sticker on the inside of the lid, these are the pairs of “friends” to match.

sticker pairs   

Then, a round paper was stuck on the outside because one of the lids had a different marking and you know how clever kids can be… I added these to a tray:

Time to Play

Take turns turning two lids around in search of two of the same “friends”. If it is not the same, turn it back again and try to remember where you have seem it for next time! 

Try to get as many pairs as you can, the one with the most, wins!

We only played with 10 lids, so 5 matching sets. One could play with more or less, depending on the age and ability of the child. A child can also play  individually.


This is a great game for working memory and it is fun and frugal too! Have you seen these 20+ Toys made from Recyclables yet? Awesome ideas!

See more Bugs & Butterfly activities here: 



Ladybug Playdoh Math Counting Mats // Fun with Mama

Get the Bugs Out Sensory Bin // Coffee Cups and Crayons

Butterfly Alphabet Puzzles // Modern Preschool

Butterfly World Play Dough Kit // Mama. Papa. Bubba.

Bug Addition Cards // The Kindergarten Connection

Caterpillar Word Family Activity // Mom Inspired Life

Bug Race Math Game // The STEM Laboratory

Ant Life Cycle: First, Next, Then // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Collecting Bugs Addition Game for Preschoolers // Stay at Home Educator

Butterfly I Spy Game // Pleasantest Thing

3D Ladybug Counting Game // M is for Monster

DIY Clay Minibeast Tic Tac Toe // Adventures of Adam

Butterfly Life Cycle Hats // Playdough to Plato

Butterfly Count and Color Sort // Powerful Mothering

Visual Closure Activities Bugs Theme // Sugar Aunts

Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft for Kids // Pre-K Pages

Spring Insects Skip Counting Puzzles // The Simplified Classroom

Ladybug Spot Counting Activity // Play & Learn Everyday

Days of the Week Caterpillar // Fairy Poppins

Butterfly Memory Game // Teach Me Mommy

(Not Shown) Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly Craft // Life Over Cs


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