7 Amusing Spanish Memory Games for Kids
Spanish memory games are an amazing tool to help your kids learn Spanish in a fun and engaging way!
Although playtime is a time of relaxation and amusement, it is also ideal to reinforce what has been learned during the day or the week.
Through games, kids enjoy practicing their abilities, like memory and recognition skills. Memorization games are scientifically proven for their benefits for both kids and adults!
One of the top benefits that playing Spanish memory games bring to the table is the improvement of la memoria del trabajo (working memory), flexibilidad (flexibility), and auto-control (self-control).
This study by Monica Melby-Lervag and Charles Hulme proves that children under age 10 benefit from working memory training and games more than older children. That’s why, they’re fundamental for the development of pre-school, kindergarten, and elementary-aged kids.
But there are other benefits that kids, teenagers, and adults can take advantage of when playing memory games including:
- Improved attention, concentration, and focus
- Development of critical thinking
- Enhanced visual recognition and distinction
- Improved memory in general
Read this blog post to discover 14 superb Spanish memory games to enjoy with your kids, your students, or even by yourself!
Spanish Memory Games For Kids
Now that you have an idea of the benefits of playing memory games, it is time to present the list of Spanish memory games you can use to practice Spanish and play with your kids. Let’s get to it!
Physical Memory Games in Spanish
This list starts with physical games and then includes a section of online games.
This game is for kids ages 5 and up and is recommended for 2 to 6 players. It includes 80 cards (40 pairs).
Form pairs through word association—carrots with a bunny, paint with brushes, the moon and the sun. That’s why the name of the game is Asociación (Association).
Use this game to reinforce their fluidity and vocabulary by naming the objects on the cards in Spanish and having the kids repeat them after you. This one is perfect for older kids to practice their memory, association ability, and self-control.
Visit Metta games to purchase this game. Asociación costs $6, plus shipping.
2. Juegos de Memoria
Juegos de Memoria (Memory Games) is a book full of Spanish memory games to play alone or with friends. Is recommended for kids ages 7 and up.
All you need is time, paper, and pens or pencils. You have to look at a scene for a few minutes, and then follow the instructions on the next page to discover how good your attention is.
This whole book is in Spanish, so it’s a great opportunity to practice fluency as you let this amazing resource help you solidify your memory, visual recognition, and distinction skills.
Find it on Amazon for $13.
3. Encuentra la hoja
This amazing and delightful Spanish memory game from Spain will make you a tree expert in no time.
With illustrations of trees and leaves full of colors, this tabletop game is perfect for kids, teenagers, and adults. It is recommended for 1 to 6 players.
Pair up the drawings of a tree with the drawing of its leaf. (It includes a brief manual to explain the game.)
The best part of this game is that it is completely in Spanish! Learn and practice vocabulary about trees and nature while working on your memory, visual abilities, and self-control.
Purchase this game on Amazon for $24.
4. Vocales y Figuras
Perfect for kids age 7 and up, this Spanish memory game is simple but full of tools to practice Spanish. It has the name of the animals in English and Spanish, and the images are easy to understand and identify.
Use your memory to create pairs of animals and objects with the vowel that their names begin with. This helps kids practice the correct pronunciation of the names of the animals and objects.
This amazing game exercises the players’ short- and long-term memory, visual abilities, and Spanish fluency.
Purchase this game via the vendor’s website for $7.
Online Spanish Memory Games
Last but not least, check out these wonderful online Spanish games for kids of all ages.
Note that although many websites that offer memory games in Spanish, most use popular TV or movie characters and have little to no educational value. The games on this list, in contrast, are educational.
5. Simón dice… Colores
Árbol ABC (Tree ABC) is a web page with lots of activities for different age groups. The free games are available on a tablet or computer. One of the games is Simón dice… colores (Simon says… colors).
Kids need to pay attention to the colors on the palette and press them in the order it shows.
Take advantage of this game to have your kids not only practicing Spanish, but also using technology to develop their memory, visual abilities, and decision-making skills.
Use the free version of the game, or subscribe for benefits like no ads and printable content.
Memorama is another splendid Spanish memory game. It’s available via Spanish Games, along with a whole collection of easy games to practice your Spanish. The site takes you through a lesson and evaluates you after playing.
Match the images on the cards with their names in Spanish. You’ll see all the cards and what is on them because the idea of this game is for you to make connections, memorize, and learn the Spanish names to match the picture.
Check out all the memory games on the site and play to your heart’s content!
7. Memo 2
With this cool app for iPad and iPhone, you’ll have a Spanish pairs game within reach, wherever you are.
This app ihas several modes where you can play the memory game. One of them is the “educational mode” with several categories to unlock. Choose how many cards you want to play with and select the language for the text and audio.
This app is free to download, or you can pay $1.99 to remove the ads.
Don’t Just Memorize Spanish—Learn It!
While memorizing is part of the process of learning, the full learning experience involves comprehension, practice, and internalization of what is being studied.
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